Date: 2001-04-23 13:02:00 UTC
Subject: RE: [Ferret-Health-list] Eye Crust
This is not uncommon with kits...sometimes even before their eyes open. It
is an infection (vets probably know what type) and needs to be treated with
Terramyacin ointment. Can get it from your vet or mailorder places like
Jeffers....but it IS probably an infection and needs to be treated ASAP
because there could be damage done to eye. I have usually seen it in kits
when the jills had mastitis.
Um, if it was my kit, I would treat and make sure there was no infection
before hitting him with another distemper shot. Also, that's a young
kit...are they eating okay, any poop problems?
> I just got two kits three weeks ago, there about 11 weeks old now.
> On Friday night I found one with it's right eye crusted shut. He
> seems to be okay. I was able to open it with a little water. I have
> had ferrets in the past and have never seen this. I was wondering if
> itis something I should be worried about. I should note that the eye
> hada little puss in it the next day, (very small amount in the corner),
> he seems fine, no respiratory noise, no sneezing, and nothing abnormal.
> He also has gotten his first distemper shot and is due to get the
> next one, next week. Really, just a little concerned, any thoughts
> would be appreciated.
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