Message Number: YG492 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-03-01 19:13:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Emergency!

The signs of distemper are the loss of appetite, foul-smelling yellow
or green sticky eye discharge, swollen eyelids, green or yellow nasal
discharge, swelling of the lips and chin, thick brown crusts that
form on the eyes, nose, lips and chin, lethargy, diarrhea, a subtle
form of pneumonia, dehydration, swelling of the anus, orange crusting
of the skin in the abdominal and anal area, muscular tremors,
hyperexcitability, convulsions, and in the later stages thickening
and hardening of the paw pads.

I hope that's not what he has, but your description of his symptoms
sure fits a lot of the things I listed.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., JTRADFORD@w... wrote:
> One of my Club members thinks her male Ferret has distemper! Vet
> tomorrow,but need advice tonight,please...anyone!! She lives in
Texas &
> put off his shots<per Vet> as he had a blockage,prior...
> Symptoms:
> Lethargy,swollen red anus,swollen red eyes<mucusy>,same with mouth
> chin.<red,lotsa red>...started with the eyes....yesterday,today it
> to have invaded his lil body!
> Plus,she is in the process of receiving another ferret,thru a
> breeder.....Isn't it a disease that STAYS around even after the
> is "put to sleep" Gawd,this really hurts! Please tell me all you can
> about this disease in ferrets.Sounds nothing like it to me BUT I
> never read up on it.....Just know what I've heard! HELP!!! Options?
> As Usual,
> Thank You!
> Love,
> Tara