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What's New at the AFA?

AFA's 2015 Winter Nationals Registration is now OPEN!

The AFA will be holding the 2015 Winter Nationals at the Lovettsville Game Club in Lovettsville, VA on December 12th. For more information please call 1-888-FERRET-1 or email

Check out AFA's Sanctioned Shows & Events Ad Page HERE!

2015 AFA Christmas/Holiday Cards!

Order your 2015 Christmas/Holiday Cards HERE!

2016 Member's Ferrets Calendar is here!

Order your 2016 Member's Ferret Calendar HERE!

2015 Medical Research Grant

The American Ferret Association (AFA) announces its 2015 Medical Research Grant Call for Proposals from Veterinarians..

The purpose of the AFA’s Pamela Slack, DVM Medical Research Grant Fund is to promote research that specifically leads to the improvement in clinical care of ferrets, pertaining to captive health, diet, and husbandry in privately owned situations.

AFA officers, AFA board members, or AFA committee chairs are not eligible for application. Member veterinarians of AFA will be given first consideration.

Funding level is limited to a maximum of $2000 per submission. Available funds are determined by donations to the AFA’s Pamela Slack, DVM Medical Research Grant Fund.

Competitive proposals must be clearly outlined with projects achievable within 1 year of funding. Priority will be given to projects that are founded on sound research principles, can be fully completed at the level of requested funding, and are likely to result in presentation at a scientific conference, publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and a write up for the American Ferret Report.

The due date for receipt of proposals is due Friday, December 18, 2015. The winning proposal will be notified January 1, 2016.

Read more and download complete rules and instructions for submitting a proposal here. (43 kb pdf)

Canine Distemper Vaccination News Update!

Merial's Purevax Distemper is no longer available at this time. Please read the AFA's Position Statement on Canine Distemper Vaccination and Titer Testing.

Download AFA's Position Statment on Canine Distemper Vaccination and Titer Testing HERE. (113 kb pdf)

Upcoming Shows

Winter Nationals Ferret Competition
American Ferret Association
December 12, 2015
Lovettsville Game Club
Lovettsville, VA
Contact: 1-888-FERRET-1 or
Download: Show packet

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