Message Number: YG6450 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-17 20:35:00 UTC
Subject: Re: ECE

My ferret vet. is out of the office until Monday so I can't ask him
about the Carafate. I can ask my regular vet though but I need to
know dosages. I always give him the pred. with a meal of soup. I
started adding ferretzyme to his food and it has made the soup much
more liquidy, could that be why his stools are so much more loose
lately? His appetite comes and goes but I try to see that he gets at
least 75-100ml of soup in addition to the kibble that he eats.
Sometimes, I have to scruff him to get him to eat but that is usually
all it takes. Thanks again, Erica, Fitz, Honey, and Buster

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Mike Janke" <mjanke@m...> wrote:
> 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
> 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?
> mike
> --- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., erka2719@a... wrote:
> > I have a ferret with ECE. He has been sick for a month and is
> > eating a little bit on his own. He gets soup about five times
> > day and he seems to be doing OK. The vet has him on pred. to
> > with the inflammation of his intestines but his poops are still
> loose
> > 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
> > his teeth when he eats and digs at the floor afterwards. He has
> > already been through a 14 day Biaxin regiment, and he seems
> > 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
> > the presence of the coronavirus. Now I need to try to collect
> serum
> > samples to send him. Thank you.