Message Number: YG1939 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-31 22:33:00 UTC
Subject: Question for vets re: Aleutian disease symptoms

Hello doctors,

As some of you know, we believe White Russian and Charmin' Charlie
have Aleutian Disease. Starting about 2 weeks ago, I noticed that
both are having very small stools. Both eat chicken gravy with
ground bone and egg shells, as well as get a hairball remedy on a
regular basis, so I don't think a blockage is involved. Both are
tiring out a bit quicker than before, and Russian is becoming
aggressive again. Could the small stools have anything to do with
the AD?

Also, I have been testing their urine with "Multistix 10 SG - Regeant
strips for urinalysis. The problem is I'm not sure what's normal for
ferrets. Everything is at the lowest level, except for the ph, which
is at about 7.8, and the specific gravity, which is at 1.030. Can
you help decipher this for me?

Thank you,