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From: Kathleen Scepan
Date: 2001-03-20 15:31:00 UTC
Subject: Fwd: [Ferret-Health-list] Fw: Distemper Vaccinations


I hope things went well at the vets. My ferrets have never had any strong
reactions to their Distemper Vaccinations, except that my male will lie
around for 1-2 days afterward. He has done this for the 7 years I have been
taking him to get his shots. This is not a strong reaction, but I usually
make sure he is comfort-able afterward. I think that you should take the
given to you by the vets office and remain there for 1/2 hour, so that if
any reaction does happen the vet can be right there to reverse it.

>From: "Rosie Maronese" <buddy1@o...>
>To: <>
>Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Fw: Distemper Vaccinations
>Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 09:13:02 -0800
>I tried sending this yesterday, when I thought I was signed up already with
>the Ferret Health List. I guess I did something wrong, but then I got your
>message that I was accepted. I still had this in my sent folder, so I am
>resending it now to see if I can get any help before this Thursday. We are
>leaving early Thursday morning and I won't get a chance to go on the
>computer before we leave, so I won't see any messages until late Saturday
>or late Sunday. Depending when we decide to come home. Thank you in
>advance for any help that you can give me or answers to my questions below.
> Thank you.
>From, Rosie
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Rosie Maronese
>Sent: Monday, March 19, 2001 8:45 PM
>Subject: Re: Distemper Vaccinations
>Hi Everyone:
>My name is Rosie and I am new to this list. I have four ferrets, I hope
>Dr. Williams remembers me, I have posted to him personally already. I have
>heard so many things on the FML its self about reactions and stuff after
>shots. Until I signed on the FML as of last year August, I never heard of
>this and other things that I have read there. I have four ferrets two of
>them I have adopted, I'm still waiting for an answer from my girlfriend
>about Booger whether she had any reactions before or not. My own two have
>never had a reaction. The woman at the Ferret Shelter in Thunder Bay has
>informed me that there is a new vet there who has been there for a short
>time who is somewhat ferret knowledgeable she is still learning, willing
>and wanting to learn more about these little fuzzies, which is good to
>know. But I have mad an appointment for this Thursday (March 22) at 1:30
>pm. I posted to the FML but someone from there suggested that I go here to
>find out about dosage for pretreatment. When I called today for the vet
>appointment with this new vet I asked about them getting a reaction and
>about pretreating or giving them meds afterwards. Apparently, I was told
>unless they have had a reaction in the past then more than likely they
>won't have any reaction at all, there was no need to premedicate and
>possibly there should be no need to give them something afterwards either.
>I was told that they have never had a problem before and that if I wanted
>to stay the half hour afterwards I could, but they said that there will
>probably be no need. I have copied any e-mails that I have received so for
>with advice from the FML, so that I can take this with me and show it to
>her, maybe she just not familiar with that aspect and if not then maybe she
>needs to be aware incase she ever has a ferret have a reaction. She's
>probably just been lucky so far, like I have with my own two who have never
>had a reaction.
>I was told to come here and ask, What is the reaction after a distemper
>shot? how do I pretreat and what dosage? and how do I treat afterwards,
>should anything happen. I would very much appreciate it if I could get
>some answers to my questions, like I said I have never been in a situation
>like this and I hope everything goes well. Sorry for the long post, thanks

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