Message Number: YG1288 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-03-14 23:19:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Need advice for nasal congestion

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Kevin" <keving9_2@y...> wrote:
> I posted the other day about my 14 w/o male fert that has nasal
> congestion and rattles when he breaths. His vet said that it was
> in his lungs, just in his sinuses. Now I have a 2 y/o male that
> seems to have caught a "cold" too. they are on TMS liquid to
> lung involvement, but neither are improving. They are isolated
> the rest of the 11 and I would like to nip this asap. Help please.

Kevin - there are no drugs that will eliminate a viral infection (the
most likely cause) or render it intransmissible. All you can do to
prevent spread is quarantine, and be very careful yourself not to
handle the uninfected animals after the infected ones.

I generally do not recommend any specific drugs to treat the
congestion unless the aniam is so stuffed up that he won't eat.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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