Message Number: YG6667 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-26 13:38:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Meesha.

Hi again Michaela,
Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you.
I routinely use just ISO with no premeds. I would
suggest just SEVO for Mighty Mouse's surgery. I know
how schools try to teach balance anesthesia and give
a lot of premeds. If they "have to give" a premed then I would
suggest glyco then propofol (Propoflo/Rapinovet) for induction.
Then just SEVO. I also give an injection of dex pre-op.
As for the chronic diarrhea, I would suggest treating empirically
with amforol liquid, or endosorb, or imodium a-d. Then biopsy
the intestinal tract during the surgery.
Hope that helps,
Jerry Murray, DVM
PS the cardiologist at Tufts vet school (sorry I cannot remember
his name) also does a lot of work with ferrets.