Date: 2001-06-20 17:09:00 UTC
Subject: Abscesses developing from inside the neck/ throat?
I had a phone call today from a man who's had problems with abscesses. He
had 5 cases in the last year and the neck swells up to double or three times
the size with no mark on the outside. The vet drains it and there is loads
of puss. The vet thinks that the throat gets scratched from the inside and
so allows for the abscess to develop? The ferrets are on 99% kibble and
every now and again they get a rabbit. But the abscesses have happened when
no rabbit was fed, the man fed a rabbit 5 weeks ago and then just kibble
since and a few days ago he had another abscess case... Has anybody ever
heard of this or experienced this? I can't see how kibble would scratch the
throat and how an abscess would be allowed to form.
Thanks for any help.
and Jilly, Jack, Bella, Tom, Mason, Baby, Dana, Fox, Reno, Rose, Jasmine,
Spike, Hobo, Gremlin and Bobby
Missing Angel, Hope, Igor and Barney
West Wales Ferret Welfare
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