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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-08-17 23:27:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Ferret With High Fever

> reduce the fever. My ferret is running a fever that is staying in a range of
> 105 degrees, has also run a sonagram and shows no blockages, no
>liver problem > and only visible signs other than green mucus
>diarrea. Also has checked for
> the ECE, flu and corona virus and blood work shows no white blood cell
> elevation and all other seems to be normal. I am very confused and concerned

Have you asked vet about trying cool wet towel wraps or cool (not
cold) soaks to help bring it down intermittently? Had to do that
years ago with one. Normally fever is very useful since it helps
fight infection, but when one gets too high for too long it can be a
danger in itself. In her case the little one we had who was burning
up had caught influenza.