Message Number: YG4765 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-06-22 04:00:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Leukemia question

In a message dated 6/22/01 1:40:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time, fuzztek@a...

> have a 2 yr. old ferret diagnosed with Leukemia. Does anyone know
> if this is similar to Feline Leukemia meaning is it viral and is it
> contagious?

I've got Silk, who has been diagnosed with Leukemia for almost a year. She is
doing well on prednisolone 2x daily. Its not viral and can't be transmitted
to other ferrets. (Thats a very good thing, as she is caged with my other
shelter kids). When it was out of control, her WC was 51,000! Her dosage is
1/4 of a 5mg tablet. She takes it very well, suspended in ferretone. Silk
also has seizures and is on phenobarbital.


Lisa Leidig, Head Ferret
The Ferret Haven "By-the-Sea"