Message Number: YG5916 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-07-29 16:53:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] insulinoma

pamsferrets@a... wrote:
> Candice wrote: "Many of us with insulinomic ferrets buy or borrow a
> blood
> glucose machine."
> I would like to know how you get the blood out of the ferret? The
> blood
> glucose machine comes with a lanceing device but the ferrets fur gets
> in the
> way.
> Any thoughts would be great...Thanks :-)

The glocose meter that I have is the FreeStyle by TheraSense. It takes
so little blood that I can usually get it by doing a stick on the pad of
the hind foot. It only takes a drop the size of a pin head. In th4e
cases where that doesn,t work, I will clip a hind toenail just a tad too
short and get it that way.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if anyone in your family wrestles alligators for a living.