Aleutians Disease (ADV)

Aleutian mink disease virus or ADV is a parvovirus that infects mink, ferrets, raccoons, skunks and possibly other Mustelidae. ADV causes an infectious disease known as Aleutians, a strong virus that can live outside of the body for an extremely long period of time. This is a highly infectious disease and every ferret owner should be aware of the potential problems involved.

Here are some sites where you can learn more about ADV: The vision of this web site is to offer the ferret community a central location to find the ADV information that all ferret owners need to know.

Aleutian Disease in the Ferret: Beech House Veterinary Centre and the Wessex Ferret Club (England) present a sound overview of Aleutian Disease.

Aleutian Disease: Ferret Haven by the Sea offers additional information regarding Aleutians.