From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-06-07 20:24:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Help Reading Biopsy Results boundary="
> I received Spike's biopsy results today as shown - Eosinophilic Gastroenter=
> itis. Spike is on Clavamox and Carafate now and will be strarting pred tom=
> orrow and receive an Ivermectin injection again (already had 2 a month ago)=
> on Monday when his staples are removed. I have stopped feeding him Marsha=
> lls Ferret Food and have been giving him Eukanuba Kitten Chicken & Rice
That makes no sense - there is chicken in Marshall's. Talk to your
vet about a protein exclusion diet that Spike has not been exposed to
in the past - Turkey and Barley, Lamb and Rice, Kangaroo and Potato.
> was also told to get Donagel (sp?) at the store. A lot of other things t=
> hat I don't understand are also on these results and the "poor overall nutr=
> itional condition" statement really scares me too.
No clue on the 'donagel' stuff. The text of the biopsy results did
not come through on the attachment.
> Should I be worried about all the other findings I don't understand? What =
> else should I do for him? Also, my other ferrets blood work came back exac=
> tly like Spike's but they have never had the vomiting and bloody stool like=
> Spike. Is it possible they all have this? My vet thought Lymphosarcoma w=
> as Spike's problem until the biopsies since his brother Angel died of it a =
> few months ago even though Angel never had problems like Spike either.
EG seldom causes any changes in the bloodwork. It is basically
diagnosed based on clinical signs, biopsy and/or response to
Hope this helps.
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