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From: FurTulsa
Date: 2001-06-09 12:14:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: brewers yeast

Maybe I am reading things wrong?? I saw this comment:

>The study that Dr Murray referred to a while ago showed that
chromium (the relevant chemical found in brewers yeast) and
the similar vanadium lower blood sugar even in animals with
NORMAL blood sugar. If you've ever suffered from low blood
sugar, you know this is not good--you feel lousy, irritable,
light-headed. In a ferret, they can suffer symptoms whether
low blood sugar is caused by insulinoma or chromium.<

And took it to say that the study says the chromium (brewers
yeast) could CAUSE Low blood sugar symptoms in normal
ferrets, granted it also said....

>I don't believe there is any evidence that chromium can cause
insulinoma, thus in normal ferrets, its effects are

Which I took to say while it did not cause Insulimona
itself... it will cause the symptoms stated above.

And this comment:

>If you've only been using a pinch of brewers yeast in a batch
of duck soup, it is unlikely there was enough chromium to have
much effect. But best to stop it altogether anyway.<

To say you should stop adding the extra totally.
Or am I just more confused than normal? LOL
Bottom line here is I do add extra brewers yeast to the diet
of my pregnant and nursing ferrets.... IS hat still the
correct thing to do??

Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2001 8:40 AM
The way I have read the posts is that IF THE FERRET HAS
INSULINOMA it is not a good idea to give brewers yeast. If
this isn't present, it isn't harmful
and possibly could be beneficial. Am I reading things right?

Tiffany, Cindy, Slinky and Oscar