Ferrets and Uveitis

Are you familiar with Uveitis in ferrets? Uveitis refers to the inflammation of the uvea or the middle layer of the ferret’s eye. If you’re at all familiar with ferrets you might realize that they are known to develop a lot of illnesses or conditions related to the eyes. This is often because of the size of the ferret and the size of his eyes. Glaucoma, retinal atrophy, and even lymphoma in the eye are common in ferrets. Of course not all ferrets will develop these eye conditions, but it’s important to know that they are thought to be genetic and have frequent occurrences in ferrets. Uveitis is a virus that can develop from an infection or injury to the eye of a ferret. In addition, Uveitis can make ferrets more susceptible to other eye illnesses including cataracts or glaucoma. Talk to your vets Burlington, ON about Uveitis and its treatment with anti-inflammatory medications.


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