Message Number: YG5779 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-25 19:37:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Dislocated elbow

Hi Lynn,
I had a ferret with a dislocated elbow last spring.
Basically the first thing to try is to sedate her with Iso
and put the elbow back in place. Then put her arm in a SAM
splint for roughly 1 week. Elbow surgery is the next step if
splinting it does not work. (In my case the splint did work.)
I do not know if you are close to the U of Florida in Gainesville,
but the vet school there has a great surgeon (Dr Avery Bennett).
Plus a lot of orthopedic specialists there.
Hope that helps,
Jerry Murray, DVM