Message Number: YG6607 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-08-24 12:36:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] ECE...Going on for 1 month now

It does sound like the typical ECE course, and after the
initial diarrheal illness, some ferrets go through a wasting
period that lasts up to 6 weeks.
Antibiotics don't help after the initial illness, unless there
is a secondary infection documented.
Ulcers do happen from stress, but is he grinding teeth, or
black,blood stools?

Keep Skittles on the bland diet of Gerber Chicken baby food,
or similar and I think a course of steroids can help, but not
sure if that is in the initial phases or not.

There is great info on ECE and treatment- mostly supportive
care on Dr. Williams site and Ferret Central. a link to Dr. WIlliams site is there.


. His weight just seems to be dropping at a
> gradual pace. His fat sacks are nearing their last and with the
> chicken soup is beginning to throw it up agian only after 14 cc's I
> am booking another appointment and would like some assistance to if
> this has been experienced. Or if you have and idea or perhaps
> something that will settle his belly. I think perhaps an ulcer or
> some sort of tummy thing. We seen his weight lose before the virus
> hit so also have some thoughts that something else was going on
> before and just made it worse. I would not mind to hear anything
> from
> either Vet or personal experiences.
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