Message Number: YG1760 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-26 14:23:00 UTC
Subject: Bloodwork and drawing blood

I was wondering what bloodwork is recommended for a 3-4 year old
ferret. I
was planning to do a cbc and bg but when we tried to draw the blood
my ferret
threw a fit. He hated the alcohol used to wet down the fur and
jumping and squirming. The doctor wanted to draw the blood from a
vein but that just was not going to happen. We then tried a back
leg and
were able to get enough for a bg (171). Is there an easier way to
blood? Any suggestions are appreciated! Thanks Erka and Fitz the
fuzzy one
Ps. what are normal blood glucose ranges for a ferret?