Message Number: YG2751 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-04-19 14:48:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Megaesophagus

I'm sorry to hear about Panda's diagnosis of megaesophagus. There's
a page on my ferret health care website that deals with this problem,
including suggestions on feeding a ferret with the condition. It was
written by Carla Almarez. The URL directly to the page is...

I hope that helps.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Jim & Laura Ferris" <jlferris@s...>
> Today our ferret, Panda, was diagnosed with megaesophagus. There
is very little muscle tone around the esophagus and the food pools
there instead of going into the stomach. Panda spits up food every
time he eats. Because of emails that have run back and forth from a
couple on this list (Thanks Amy and Jim Robbin!) I was pretty sure
this was what Panda had. I've been feeding him his food in liquid
form and just giving very small amounts frequently throughout the
day. The vet today suggested stroking his throat after feeding him
and he prescribed propulsid liquid .5cc every 12 hours. Because this
is the first ferret our vet has had with this condition, I'm coming
to the list to see what your experience is and glean anything I can
from it. Thanks for any help you can give to us.
> Thanks again,
> Laura