Message Number: YG2521 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-04-13 10:28:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Kit with prolapsed rectum.

Prolapsed rectums in baby ferrets are not all that uncommon. The
soft stool is definitely part of the problem as when there is nothing
to push against, like firm stool, the tissue can be pushed out. It
MAY be nothing serious, and can be treated with a cream of
Preparation H and 0.5% cortisone three times daily and after every
bowel movement. But she should definitely see a vet first.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Erin Reed" <kechara@m...> wrote:
> Hi all,
> How serious is a prolapsed rectum in a 10 week old kit? The owner
> some soft, yellowish stool, and I thought maybe pushing that out
may have
> caused it. Should I send her to a vet right away? Or tell her how
to put it
> back? I don't know how. I just want to make sure her baby is okay,
as she
> doesn't have the resources of this list. I haven't seen the baby,
as my
> friend is from ICQ only.
> Thanks in advance!
> Erin and the 7 terrors, asking on behalf of an online friend.