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Working ferrets: forgotten and neglected?
  1. John E. Cooper
  1. Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0ES
  1. e-mail: ngagi2{at}

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IN recent years, ferrets have become popular pets in Britain, and a number of books and scientific papers have appeared that help practising veterinary surgeons to treat these animals. In addition, the welfare needs of pet ferrets have been recognised by the appearance of (for example) the BVA Animal Welfare Foundation leaflet on this subject (BVA AWF 2010).

A national survey two years ago, conducted by the pet food manufacturer James Wellbeloved in collaboration with the Ferret Education and Research Trust (JWB/FERT 2009), indicated that nearly 20 per cent of ferrets in Britain …

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