Message Number: YG692 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-03-04 12:32:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Poop chart

> Can you (anybody) find out why black tarry feces is most always a
> precourser to ferret death?

Sorry for the mix up, I already responded to your first two
questions. Actually, I need to know what you want answered here - do
ferrets with black tarry stool always die (from it/from the cause of
it) - my answer is No OR Do all ferrets that die have black tarry
stool at the end - but again, my answer is NO. The only cases of
death with black tarry stools (where I was able to necropsy) had
gastric ulcers, or were under treatment for gastric ulcers.
Hope this helps,

-Dr. Karen
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