The milk that a ferret does not drink is said to be a cure for whooping cough if drank by the person requiring it twice a day. The person would be cured in 3 days.
Collector: Annie O’Dowde, Cluidrevagh, Co. Galway
Informant: Mrs O’Dowde
Place: Castlehacket, Co. Galway
Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie