Message Number: YG345 | New FHL Archives Search
From: MC
Date: 2001-02-27 20:06:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] any ideas please


You said 'he'...That ferret has an afflicted adrenal. Blocked urinary
tract, bladder infections, and swollen prostate glands in male
(Obviously male..duh....) are sure signs of adrenal problems. That
ferret needs surgury soon....


G Kelley wrote:

> 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 suggestions.thanksdeb aka ferretqueen