Message Number: YG2207 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Shirley Hewett
Date: 2001-04-05 03:00:00 UTC
Subject: Temp. control during surgery

This is something I have pondered for a long time.
A ferret's core temperature drops during heavy sleep and
metabolism slows.
Why do they need to be warmed during surgery when it is one
time that a slow metabolism would be a good thing?
I have 2 favourite vets. Vet A puts ferrets on a warming pad
to operate and Vet B doesn't. Vet B undertakes more
adventuresome surgery than Vet A but has fewer post-op
Any thoughts?
Love & Dooks