Message Number: YG5337 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-10 17:15:00 UTC
Subject: Nala's sudden death, ulcers, Otomax

With the vet responses already, this may be an irrelevant question,
but could the Otomax have something to do with it? I have had this
prescribed for a yeast infection in my cat's ear, and it has
gentimicin in it. I recall discussions that gentimicin is BAD for
ferrets, but could it cause this kind of reaction? That was just the
first thing that jumped at me, and no one has mentioned it online, so
I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents. The other 98 will be going to Dr
Williams along with a few more.
By the way, bringing up Dr Williams, I have been reading recently
about a new drug Irinotecan (has another name also but can't recall
that one) being used to treat aggressive cancers including pancreatic
cancers in humans. It looks promising, but how do new drugs and
treatments evolve to ferrets and other animals? Do vets have license
to try just about anything they think might work on an animal? I know
not everything works the same way between animals and humans or other
animals, but some things are similar, so how do we make that leap in
medical practice? This is in relation to insulinoma, and I think I
also recall mention that it was used in conjunction with other
chemotherapy type drugs.