Message Number: YG2286 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-04-06 13:01:00 UTC
Subject: Our 6 month old ferret's lymph nodes are extrememly


Unfortunately, I will need more specific information on the
tests that were run - To say that all of the levels were high
probably is an overstatement, and also does not tell me the
severity of the increases (all of which impacts significantly
on the interpretation.)

If the glucose is extremely high, then diabetes would have to
be considered. You currently do not describe any of the
symptoms of adrenal disease in your post. X-rays only
definitively diagnose obstructins between 10 and 30% of the
time, so negative X-ray findings do not necessarily rule out
an obstruction, especially in a vomiting ferret.

Please post additional information directly to the Ferret
Health List.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, DVM, DACVP
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He lost weight and threw up 4 times in a row, got
where they put
him on centrine, finished doses and he was still depressed
and laying around
with no energy. Vet put him on amoxi drop and baytril. His
energy level is
better but his blood test's came back with all of his levels
extremely high
(ex. cholesterol, glucose, etc.) No diabetes and no problems
with the
thyroid. So now he is in the vet for 8 hours being tested
for cushins which
they say if he has they can fix by removing an adrenal
gland. His x-rays
show no obtrusions in his tummy. We are very concerned and
I'm not sure if
the vet knows what they are doing. He also has a skin
irritation under his
neck for 2 weeks. Please respond to