Message Number: YG4581 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Lynne Troy
Date: 2001-06-15 20:36:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Insulinoma operation/ pred question

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Ulrike" <ferretlove@n...> wrote:
> Hi
> I'm writing on behalf of somebody who's got an insulinomic ferret.
> ferret had 2 blood glucose tests and one was 55 and the other was
54 mg/dl.
> The ferret owner has booked the ferret in for insulinoma surgery on
the 22
> of June and the vet wants to give prednisolone to the ferret before
> operation to stabilize the blood sugars. The person has now asked
> whether that is a good idea so I thought I post to the list and ask
> she should give her ferret pred in the week before the surgery?
> Thanks for any replies.
> From Ulrike

I had the exact same experience with my 5 year old female. She was
on pred for the 2 or 3 weeks prior to her surgery. My vet removed a
tumor and a portion of her pancreas and she is doing great now. No
meds at all.

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