Message Number: YG1128 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-03-11 16:01:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Nodule at vaccination site


You wrote:
> My youngest ferret Otter (MF male, approx 17 weeks old) received
> both his final (third) kit distemper vaccination (Fervac) and his
> rabies vaccination (merial) on Wednesday, February 21 (almost two
> weeks ago).
> Tonight, my girlfriend brought to my attention a small (my guess is
> approx. 1 cm diameter) "lump" under Otter's skin, and reminded me
> that this was his vaccination site (base of the skull; injections
> were given into the "scruff").
I'd have your vet check this, just in case, but it sounds like a
local reaction to the injection. These usually resolve on their own
in 4-6 weeks, but get it checked out. Always better to be safe than
Karen Purcell DVM
Author of Essentials of Ferrets: A Guide for Practitioners
Uxbridge, MA