Heartworms found in New Orleans ferret

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Ferret News

From the article:

“This x-ray should be perfectly clear–should be able to see the lungs with no fluid around them… All of this white area is all fluid in the chest cavity… That fluid is not gonna go away unless we get the heartworms killed and the body can start pumping out that fluid,” Dr. Gregory Rich explained.

He said ferrets get heartworms the same way dogs or cars do — from mosquitoes.

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