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ferret (tear gas)
A finned plastic capsular (12 gauge, 37 mm) projectile containing tear gas, which is used for crowd control.
They have a blunt and scored front end and burst open on impact, releasing the gas; they can penetrate 3/4-inch plywood barriers at 100 feet.
The domesticated form of the European polecat, a mammal of the family Mustelidae.
Restrictions as pets National and local boards of health often restrict or ban ferrets given their potential as carriers of rabies, canine distemper, ticks, fleas. They may on occasion “turn” on their humans and bite infants and tear at their flesh.
Use as disease models Influenza–e.g., H1N1, cardiovascular disease, nutrition, respiratory diseases–e.g., SARS, airway physiology, cystic fibrosis and gastrointestinal disease.
• Malignancies–e.g., of adrenal, pancreas, and lymphoid tissue.
• Viral infections–e.g., canine distemper and influenza.
• Pigmentation–e.g., Waardenburg syndrome
Formal binomial Mustela putorius furo