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From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-08-17 18:46:00 UTC
Subject: Re: ECE

I always tell people to figure on a good two months before ferrets
start to bounce back from ECE. Of course that can be less if the
ferret is young and healthy at the time of infection or longer if the
ferret is older or has other health issues. Their poop can be
unusual for quite a bit longer and there can be periods in the
distant future where you might see an unusual poop or two.

You might want to talk to your vet about adding Carafate to the
therapy for the stomach pain that's causing him to grind his teeth.
Perhaps an ulcer has developed?

Is it safe to assume he's getting the pred along with food?


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., erka2719@a... wrote:
> I have a ferret with ECE. He has been sick for a month and is now
> eating a little bit on his own. He gets soup about five times per
> day and he seems to be doing OK. The vet has him on pred. to help
> with the inflammation of his intestines but his poops are still
> sometimes and seedy. He doesn't seem to be losing weight but he
> hasn't gained any back either. I don't know what to do. He grinds
> his teeth when he eats and digs at the floor afterwards. He has
> already been through a 14 day Biaxin regiment, and he seems better
> than before. But he is still not back to normal.
> I appreciate any advice.
> Thanks,
> Erica Fitz Honey and Buster
> PS Dr. Williams, I sent the samples to Dr. Kiupel and he confirmed
> the presence of the coronavirus. Now I need to try to collect
> samples to send him. Thank you.