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From: Alicia
Date: 2001-04-09 16:46:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Vaccine Reaction- Long Term

As I am not a vet, I am not sure about the heart, respiratory systems etc.
I certainly would like to hear from the veterinarians though.
BUt in our experience here those we have had at the shelter with severe
anaphylaxic reactions to either rabies or canine distemper vaccinations (
THEY WERENOT first vaccinations) did had liver noticeable , jaundice, lack
of appetite impairment., etc and took approx 6 months to recover.

Alicia at Ferret Wise

At 06:30 PM 4/9/01 +0000, you wrote:
>Hello to all. Please bear with a little history before I pose my
>Of my ferrets, I have one that has twice had life-threatening
>reactions to his distemper vaccine. (For anyone wondering, he reacted
>first to Galaxy-D and then to Fervac-D.) The ferret is a 3.5 year old
>male, neutered at 6 months and non-descented. In the latest reaction
>this past year, within 5 minutes of vaccination, the ferret began
>vomitting and having uncontrolled diarrhea, which rapidly became
>bloody diarrhea. His temperature rose considerably and he collapsed.
>He was given dexamethasone, epinephrine, IV fluids, and I suspect
>some oxygen, although I was not charged for it and so have no record.
>My question/concern is whether these types of severe reactions can
>cause damage to a ferret's systems (respiratory? cardiac?) and
>whether there have been any reports of (or experience with)
>difficulties arising later in life from this damage?
>As a quick aside, I have this ferret's sister, from the same litter.
>She has never reacted to a vaccine.
>Thank you for your consideration of this question.
>Anastasia Kidd
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