Message Number: YG5425 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-07-12 18:50:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Vaccine Reaction

>Just a heads up. One of my ferrets reacts to Fervac.
>Injectable Beandryl 30 minutes before DID NOT help him.
>The research me and my vet did on seems to agree that giving Benadryl
>before hand doesn't help.

There are degrees of reactions. No, Benedryl won't *prevent* a
full-fledged anaphylactic reaction, but, you know, even human
complete ana-kits include Benedryl, Prednisone, and Epinephrin
because each does help to reduce the severity and give more time to
bring the reaction under control.