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Did you know: The Scientific Name of the Domestic Ferret

by Vicki Olson - Aug 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Did you know the scientific name of the domestic ferret is Mustela putorius furo, which translates into “stinky weasel thief"?

Mustela comes from the Latin word for mouse (mus). Weasels and other “mouse catchers” are included in the genus Mustela.  Putorius comes from the Latin word putor, which means a smelly, musky odor. Furo comes from the Latin furonem meaning “thief”. 

All together this translates into, " Stinky Weasel Thief"!!

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Studying for the VTNEYou're of course going to need to study a ton to nail the test, but there are a lot of tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your study time and we've packaged those up in a free guide.

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About Vicki Olson

Vicki Olson graduated from Bel-Rea Institution for Animal Technology, in 2003 and went on to work in a specialty hospital, in surgery for 10-years. A few years ago she received her Bachelor’s degree in marketing. She joined the VetTechPrep team in 2015, to help aid in the importance of educating and licensing veterinary technicians.

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