Message Number: YG4245 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-06-02 18:13:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list]RE: Anaphylactic VACCINE REACTION

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., AFERRETVET@c... wrote:

> As for future vaccinations-that is a tough decision for you and
> your vet to make. I would suggest giving both benadryl and
> dexamethasone prior to any future vaccines.
> Hope that helps,
> Jerry Murray, DVM

Is it possible to have a delayed reaction if benedryl and
dexamethasone are administered prior to a vaccination? I have had a
ferret experience an anaphylactic reaction after a vaccine and am
always searching for more information. I have chosen to have annual
titer tests conducted and vaccinate when the titer results warrant
it. However, if and when the time does arrive, I fear that
administering Benadryl and dex. might just delay a serious reaction.
I have been leaning toward going without premedicating, because if a
reaction does occur, I would rather be in a place where my ferret can
be helped. Any thoughts??

Thanks in advance,