Message Number: YG5540 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-15 18:58:00 UTC
Subject: Re: massage and distemper vaccines

In a message dated 07/13/01 8:26:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

Dr. Ruth Commented"
"Just an anecdotal thing here, with no scientific proof to it. I
noticed that ferrets who have the vaccine injection site massaged
a couple of minutes after the vaccine is given are less likely to
one else noticed this?"

Any thoughts as to why this might be? It seems to me that this
would speed
the absorption of the drug and increase the chance of reaction,
but you
can't argue with success!

My current theory is that it reduces stress levels and that that is
why, but
I really don't know. Don't know if it's an actual event, either. I
hope so!

Dr. Ruth
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