Message Number: YG4103 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Troy Lynn Eckart
Date: 2001-05-29 11:53:00 UTC
Subject: Laser surgery

Are any vets on the list using laser surgery on ferrets? Larry (our
vet) has used it on two of ours, a fatty cyst on Princess's side and a
fibrosarcoma on Tweezle's thigh, and both reacted negatively. The
incision seeped and a pocket of pus formed under the incision. He did
adrenal surgeries the same days and didn't use the laser on those and
those healed normally. I had a time of it trying to keep the incision
clean on the laser critters, cleaning the area, squeezing out the pus,
then cleaning the area and applying ointment. Tweezle reacted negatively
to everything I tried, the most gentle ointments caused the flesh around
the incision to burn off. I finally tried pouring Colloidal Silver (235
ppm) over the area and that quickly helped it to heal. On Princess I ran
out of Colloidal Silver so I applied Neosporin ointment which helped a bit
but not as quickly as the Colloidal Silver. Both are healed now.

Anyone else having these types of reactions with Laser surgeries?

Hugs to all. tle
Troy Lynn Eckart
Ferret Family Services