Message Number: YG1551 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-21 11:39:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number 75

In a message dated 3/20/01 8:13:16 PM,

<< -what is usually recommended for humans taking

antibiotics and experiencing diarrhea is acidophilus. It works by replacing

the "good" bacteria in the GI tract that has been wiped out by the

antibiotics. >>

It's my understanding that ferrets don't rely on bacteria for digestion and
therefore don't need the acidophilus after antibiotics.

Dick B.