Message Number: YG5541 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-15 19:00:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Hind limb weakness

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

I'm curious about something-- we know that hind limb weakness is
symptomatic of a number of things in ferrets. But what really
the hind limb weakness? Is it muscular deterioration, nerve
loss of bone density, or ?? ?

The answer to this is yes. Any and all of these things can cause
hind limb
weakness. Personally, I feel that gentle muscular massage and range
motion exercises are a plus in any case except where they would
cause pain.

Dr. Ruth
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