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From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-05-03 08:50:00 UTC
Subject: Re: heat source after surgery

Been a while since I've been in the back room at my vets, where the
post-surgical patients are kept, but I seem to recall that the cages
have a rather official looking (for lack of a better description!)
heating mechanism for the base. My memory is not always that great
though. :-)

I am sure that veterinary/medical suppliers must have heating "pads"
that can be closely regulated as to temperature. Technology is just
too advanced for me to believe that a vet would have to use a
standard human heating pad like you'd buy at Walgreens and whose
temperature control is anyones guess.

I'm sorry to hear what happened to your ferret. One of our club
members had the very same thing happen to one of hers.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., ifixrex2000@y... wrote:
> I was wondering what the vets out there use as heat sources for
> ferrets immediately after surgery.
> My ferret had surgery and was put on a standard 'human' heating pad