Message Number: YG4611 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-06-16 14:43:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Insulinoma, Not Eating, and Low
Insulin Level?

secretweasel@m... wrote:

> My questions are:
> 1. Is the below normal insulin level consistent with insulinoma?
> 2. What could have put him off his food so suddenly and so
> completely?
> 3. Could the hypoglemic episode have been caused by a day of not
> eating and not by insulinoma?
> 4. Would it be better to do surgery immediately, continue medical
> management indefinitely, or continue medical management until I
> figure out the answers to 1-3?

Have you and your vet considered ulcers. They make it hard to eat and
not eating can cause low blood sugar. The treatment for ulcers is now
Amoxi, Biaxin and Carafate. No longer use the Flagyl they used to use.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

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