Ferrets

Black-footed ferret Ferrets, 2006

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

Provides a comprehensive view of the literature published on the care, housing, health, welfare, etc. of ferrets.


Ferrets

National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research.

Links to information on the housing, husbandry and care of ferrets.


The Effects of Environmental Enrichment in Ferrets

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

A short article and bibliography on environmental enrichment for ferrets.


Blood collection from the cranial vena cava of the ferret (PDF | 310 KB)

Lab Animal.

This articel describes venipuncture of the cranial vena cava (CVC) as a quick and safe technique to collect large samples of blood from ferrets.


Issues to Consider for Preparing Ferrets as Research Subjects in the Laboratory

ILAR Journal.

This article provides biological information on ferrets and guidelines on their management in research settings.


Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals in Designated Breeding and Supplying Establishments Supplement: Ferrets and Gerbils (PDF | 157 KB)

UK Home Office. Science, Research and Statistics.

Part of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, this supplement sets standards for the housing and care of gerbils and ferrets, including minimum cage size allowances.


Ferrets

Canadian Council on Animal Care.

This chapter from the CCAC's Guide to the Care and Use of Experimental Animals provides guidelines for the housing, breeding, restraint, nutrition, and health care of ferrets in research settings.


Ferrets, 2002

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

Provides a comprehensive view of the literature published on the care, housing, health, welfare, etc. of ferrets.


Ferrets as Laboratory Animals, 1991

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.