Message Number: YG1351 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-03-16 21:57:00 UTC
Subject: Re: # 66- Del. vet + Telazol.

I like your thinking, re pain. So tell us, what exactly would/do you
use in ferrets prior to (I assume)isoflurane? Inquiring minds want
to know!


> I have used Telazol. I don't think it is contraindicated in
> BUT like most animals ferrets seem to take a long time waking up
> the "valium" part of Telazol and that could be pretty scary. We
have a drug
> to "reverse" these effects but I suspect most private hospitals
don't have it
> because
> that drug is fairly expensive. I don't use just inhaled drugs - I
> think they give enough analgesia, and when i anesthetize a pet it
is usually
> to do something painful: and since I don't like them to wake up and
say ouch
> that hurts, i give them something to reduce the pain and i usually
> something first too to take away the edge and scariness of
> induction.