Message Number: YG2653 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-04-17 17:20:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Heartworms??

How was the diagnosis of heartworms made? If it was just based on
the fluid accumulation and not via something like the IDEXX Snap
test, then I would ask for this type of test to be run. According to
a vet with a lot of experience in the area of heartworms in ferrets,
an ultrasound would not be useful as it can result in both false
positives and false negatives, though it could reveal other heart


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Tawny" <tawnye@h...> wrote:
> took him to the vet and got a clean bill of health, except that he
> had green urine. About a week after I got him, he started having
> trouble breathing, and it went downhill from there. I took him to
> the vet, and he was diagnosed with heartworms