Message Number: YG2598 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-04-16 08:52:00 UTC
Subject: ECE help.

I ferret sitted two ferrets the other weekend and my two contracted ECE. I'm guessing what that
is because they have all the symptoms. I pulled the FAQ about it off of the internet but I would
like to talk to someone that has experience with it. Skippy and Bugsy have had this for 7 days.
Skippy has insolinoma and has stopped eating so I've been having to force feed her gruel
(iams canned kitten food, their ground up food and water) every three hours. I only started doing
that for the last 2 days because she was eating a little bit so I didn't think much of it. I rushed her
to the vet on friday because I didn't realize until yesterday (Saturday) and searching the internet
what it was. I promptly called my vet to talk about it and his response was I don't know anything
about ECE so I had to explain it to him and all he could tell me is to let it work itself out.
Skippy's stools are runny not seedy (I'm guessing because I'm feeding her gruel) and going
from beige to green and back again. Bugsy has the seedy stools and they are going from solid
to runny back and forth. He is eating though so I just make sure that he gets up to eat every few
hours. Skippy does have mouth sores and they are both grinding their teeth.

Bugsy hasn't lost any weight but skippy is dropping her weight fast. Skippy is finicky anyway
so this is quite a chore.

Please any comments and suggestions are welcome.