Date: 2001-05-05 13:08:00 UTC
Subject: RE: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Urgent Breeding
Fortunately it looks like we have avoided a c section... Per my vet, she got
a shot of oxytocin and passed 2 more dead kits. Will get one more shot in
about an hour, and one more tomorrow just as a precaution.
Theory aside, does anyone know of a jill giving birth to live kits past the
6 weeks she was FIRST mated, as long as she was in full season when bred? I
know it's theoretically possible, but wondering if it every REALLY happens.
Obviously, in hindsight I should have induced her last Wed when she first
spotted. BUT she is FINE and that's what's important. She'll get to Mommy
her two year old later tonight...(she still has her dead babies with her.
And people think breeding ferrets is easy...::shudder::)
My special thanks to Dr. Purcell for her prompt reply.
> Thanks Dr. Purcell, she just delivered a dead kit naturally.
> And she was at
> vet's last night when she had ultrasound done, and I will be
> speaking to my
> vet in an hour or so. Will let everyone know what happens, and thanks
> > -----Original Message-----
> > Most late pregnancies need C-sections - oxytocin will not help in
> > many cases. I'd certainly get this girl to a vet ASAP.
> > -Dr. Karen
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