Message Number: YG5924 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-07-29 22:44:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] insulinoma

Can cut a toenail a little short for the blood sample,
I was drawing it from a vein, but found this difficult since
my husband was squeemish about holding, and
the toenail method is the simplest. It does bleed
so have some stypic powder handy.

I only did it initially to see how the levels were,
then when the ferret was acting sluggish, or
every so often for a guide. Probably every
2-3 weeks now that she is stable.

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
Any thoughts would be great...Thanks :-)