Date: 2001-08-30 15:29:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] cardiomyopathy--need ultrasound values
I am sorry to hear about your ferret. We ran into the same problem with finding values for my ferret Mikey. Mike Janke kindly forwarded the name of Dr.Burk, a board certified radioligist, who studied 100 ferrets to help establish guidelines. His number is 305-437-9630.
Dr. Williams also wrote to say that the values could be found in Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2000 Sep-Oct;41 (5):452-6. My vet was able to obtain a copy from the local Vet. university at Guelph. It had everything that he needed. Dr. Williams also gave the name of a vet Dr. Jean Wardell, Austin Vet Clinic 703-941-5300.
Thank you again to Dr.Williams and Mike, Also Guelph for faxing the article within 20 minutes of the request.
I hope that this may be of some help.
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Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2001 1:52 PM
Fritz has cardiomyopathy and an ultrasound was performed this morning. However, the internist does not have reference ranges for ferrets---does anyone have this information or know where I can find it? All we know is that his heart is similar to a normal cat's heart. Doesn't sound good.