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See detailL'alimentation du furet (Mustela furo) : rationnement pratique et pathologie nutritionnelle
Piazza, Stéphanie; Diez, Marianne ULg

in Pratique médicale & chirurgicale de l'animal de compagnie (2010), 45

Ferret's nutritional needs are not discussed, but practical feeding is controversial. The use of dry food is practical while feeding fresh meat or whole prey seems to be most adapted to the physiology of ... [more ▼]

Ferret's nutritional needs are not discussed, but practical feeding is controversial. The use of dry food is practical while feeding fresh meat or whole prey seems to be most adapted to the physiology of this animal. Dry foods contain carbohydrates in large quantities, while the ferret does not need it. Informations read on the labels do not give the source, quality or digestibility coefficients of the ingredients, so it is necessary to go into detail about commercial products. Dry foods should be of high quality, they should contain high protein and fat levels, low rates of nitrogen-free extract (calculated), and ingredients of animal origin should be at the head of the list. Fresh meat based food is an alternative and its use is already widespread in some countries. Frozen whole prey as day-old chicks or small rodents, are sold by specialized companies who provide zoo and carnivore’s owners. Meat based diets containing muscles, organs, bones, and other animal products may be an alternative to whole preys if they are balanced. The microbiological risk is greater than for dry food, but it remains low if basic principles of food safety are respected. Diseases such as dental disease, gastrointestinal diseases, insulinoma, urolithiasis, nutrient deficiencies and excesses, are diseases of the ferret that may have a nutritional origin. It is therefore important to focus on the choice of the diet for this animal. [less ▲]

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See detailL'alimentation du furet (Mustela furo) : bases théoriques et état des connaissances
Piazza, Stéphanie; Diez, Marianne ULg

in Pratique médicale & chirurgicale de l'animal de compagnie (2009), 44

Ferrets are carnivorous animals very close to the polecats. They are used in many <br />fields and are currently used widespread as pets. Their anatomy and physiology allow classifying them as carnivorous ... [more ▼]

Ferrets are carnivorous animals very close to the polecats. They are used in many <br />fields and are currently used widespread as pets. Their anatomy and physiology allow classifying them as carnivorous predators. Their diet consists of small prey. Studies on the nutritional requirements are very scarce and based mostly on comparisons with the cat or mink. The longevity factor is consistently absent from these studies although many diseases have a nutritional origin. Their digestive tract is not much differentiated and the transit is very quick, the digestion is inefficient. Their energy requirements are extremely high, much more than the cat. Ferrets require a high intake of animal protein —not from plant— of high nutritional quality and energyprotein ratio adjusted. Lipids are the main source of energy in the diet, and must be present in significant amounts. The minimum requirements are dependent on fatty acid composition, fat should be of animal origin and mostly of good quality. The ferret eating only animal products, there is no demonstrated requirements of carbohydrates. In addition carbohydrates are involved in different diseases. Micronutrient needs have been little studied and are often based on observation of deficiencies. Domestic ferrets are prone to diseases of nutritional origin; this leads many experts to rethink the diet of this animal. [less ▲]

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See detailLa méthode PenHip : un moyen de dépistage précoce de la dyspasie dans l'espèce canine.
Guévar, M.; Snaps, Frédéric ULg

in Pratique médicale & chirurgicale de l'animal de compagnie (2008), 43

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See detailA case of sylvatic dermatophytosis due to Trichophyton mentagrophytes in a cat
Carlotti, D. N.; De Barbeyrac, P.; Mignon, Bernard ULg et al

in Pratique médicale & chirurgicale de l'animal de compagnie (2005), 40

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