Date: 2001-08-21 23:09:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Very vague query - any
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply, Dr
I'll be seeing our vet next week and will show him
your email and hopefull he'll be able to work out
what's wrong with her.
--- "Bruce Williams, DVM" <williams@e...>
> Dear WeEz:
> One possibility that I have seen over the years is
> periodic pyrexia
> as a result of subclinical gastric ulcers. The
> reason behind this is
> that when you have a hole in the lining of the
> stomach, the normal
> bacterial products and other mildly toxic substances
> present in the
> stomach go right into the bloodstream. These
> substances result in
> fever, as the body raises its temp to be less
> hospitable for bacteria.
> Not sure if this is the case, but certainly
> something to think about.
> With kindest regards,
> Bruce Williams, dVM
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