Message Number: YG337 | New FHL Archives Search
From: G Kelley
Date: 2001-02-27 18:59:00 UTC
Subject: any ideas please

Hi, I just joined the list (am also a lurker on the FML). My
name is Deb Kelley and I am the current president of the
Manitoba Ferret Association in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I
also run our no-kill shelter. I am wned by 9 personal ferts
and permanently foster 3 from the shelter.
OK, now for my question.
One of our members dopted a ferret from us. This summer he was
diagnosed with having e-coli in his bladder. It took two
regimes of antibiotics to clear this up. He has been good for
three months and now the symptoms are back. Symptoms being pus
in the urine again. The ferret wise vet seems to think that
the e-coli has infected the prostrate. The ferret is back on a
21 day antibiotic course - Cephalexin suspension 250 ml pr 5
ml; .5ml twice a day. Can the ferret have his prostrate
removed if the antibiotics don't work this time? If this is
going to be the norm every three months having to be on
antibiotics, is there any other options? Has anyone else dealt
with an e-coli infection of this nature? Hope someone has
deb aka ferretqueen