Message Number: YG1637 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Michael Janke
Date: 2001-03-23 17:24:00 UTC
Subject: RE: General Geriatric Health Questions

> I have six ferets, the eldest being thirteen years old.

Wow, that is amazing. One doesn't hear of many ferrets that get anywhere
near that age. I can recall only one or two that had a ferret as old as 13,
so you have a real good case of longevity there.

Bob Church has written quite a bit of information on osteoporosis in ferrets
and I wonder if that could be part of Elder Ferret's problem. Bob is on the
road at the moment, I believe, but I'm sure he would be happy to comment on
that aspect when he returns.

Or perhaps I am misunderstanding what you're saying? Is it the actual spinal
cord or the bones of the spine that is believed to be the problem?

For the ferrets,

* Michael Janke, mjanke@m...
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