Message Number: YG6545 | New FHL Archives Search
From: weezul
Date: 2001-08-21 23:07:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] re: Very vague query - any
assistance appreciated

Thanks for your email - I believe the vet gave her an
anti-inflammatory injection and when I was speaking to
him today, he said that if our ferret had an
infection, the injection would not have brought down
her temperature so successfully.

She's back to acting normally today and seems to be
fine. Talk about giving me grey hairs :o)

I will be seeing my vet next week -- I'm pretty sure
our 6 year old boy has the beginnings of insulinoma so
will be taking him for a blood test -- and will show
him your email, as well as Dr Williams' reply, to see
if we can work out what the problem is.

Again, many thanks for your suggestion!

--- More Ferrets?!? <moreferrets@h...> wrote:
> some of my critters with insulinoma have higher than
> normal body temperature when they're having periods
> of low glucose. since
> you've noticed both high temperature and wobbely
> behavior, my first thought would be to run a fasting
> (4 hour fast) glucose test.
> have you already done this? and what kind of
> injections is she receiving?

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