From: Edward Lipinski
Date: 2001-03-29 01:54:00 UTC
Subject: The amazing ferret - impervious to a neck needle stick!
From you post assume that 'jugular' you refer to is the right or left
exterior jugular vein and not the interior jugular nor the common carotid
artery. See page 38, Fig. 2-15 of J. G. Fox.
Do you recall if you vet uses a pre-evacuated syringe or does he manually
evacuate and how much volume?
Is the target vein visible once the neck is shaved? If not, how does
your vet hit it? Is any pressure applied at the inserting site after
withdrawal - to prevent veinous leakage?
I am absolutely amazed that the subject ferret does not react violently
to the needle stick, but as you write, the Ferretone is centered in his
mind to the apparent exclusion of any pain associated with a neck draw of
On Thu, 29 Mar 2001 00:20:18 -0500 Sukie Crandall
> Our vets go for the jugular. I provide Ferretone from a small,
> squeezable squirt bottle that has only a tiny hole which allows good
> control and I scruff or otherwise restrain the head. A tech holds
> rear just in case. I increase the amount of Ferretone at the same
> time that the vet puts the needle in and then continue feeding it
> till vet is done. The bottle is up high so that ferret stretches the
> neck right up there. Works very, very well.
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