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From: E- Z Huston Jewell
Date: 2001-04-19 15:13:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Baytril


Ashton has been to the vet twice with this abcess, it is like a
cellulitis and after 2 weeks of the Baytril and Clavamox, it went down
significantly, so 2 more weeks was added to the origional order. But I
will take him again for a recheck this weekend with Tinkerbelle, (the
fert with the dislocated elbow, hopefully it is time to take the cast
off). Anyway, was interested in any long term effects like the
blindness in cats and dogs from baytril.

Pockwockie Crossing
ChaoticFer8s@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 4/19/01 4:10:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> pockwockie@w... writes:
> << I have searched the archives but cant find out if this has been
> discussed. Has anyone had any side effects from a ferret being on
> Baytril for a long time? I know cats and dogs have been proven to
> become blind from long term use of Baytril, but was wondering about
> ferrets.
> I have a ferret on Baytril and Clavamox for 3 weeks now for an abcess
> on
> the tail. This ferret appears to be loosing energy, he doesnt play as
> long as he did before. Any ideas?
> EZ
> Pockwockie Crossing
> >>
> Hi EZ - There is not a prescribed medication for ferrets without
> possible
> side-effects or allergic reaction. However, I have used Clavamox
> and/or
> Baytril for many, many (sigh) years now and have never yet had a
> reaction
> with either of these antibiotics.
> If you have treated an abcess on the tail with these antibiotics for
> three
> weeks now and the abcess is not gone - not surprised your ferret is
> feeling
> low. My advice would be to have the abcess surgically excised ASAP
> before
> the infection becomes systemic! Now, I am not a vet or any "expert",
> but I
> don't fool around with infections that lead to abcess. Surgery, then
> a
> follow-up course of antibiotics. Best Regards, Meg Let us know
> how he
> does.
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