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From: tansy
Date: 2001-09-06 19:43:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: ECE?

> I just spoke with the shelter that I adopted from and
they have not had ECE.
> They had these guys a while before I got them and none
of their other
> fuzzies are showing any symptoms, nor are the two that I
brought home. I
> have separated my 7+ ferret Maggie to the back portion
of the house. She has
> not been in contact with anybody, but has roamed in the
same areas that they
> play in. I realize that even being separated, it is
pretty sure she will get
> it also. I did notice the smell, but thought it was
spray since Bullwinkle
> is not de-scented and it smelled exactly like that. My
vet wanted to start
> with this regimen and has us keeping an eye on them.
> Is it possible that only my guys are reacting to this
when the other shelter
> ferrets are fine?
> Thanks for the help,
> Stephanie

Stephanie, the ferrets in the shelter may all already have
been exposed toECE and that's why they didn't get sick.

Re your earlier post, if you are having trouble with oral
meds, or Bullwinkle gets worse, you may want to ask your
vet for injectible meds. I have found it is often less
stressful on both of us if I give my guys a quick shot
under their skin then trying to force something disgusting
down their throats.

Also good that he still wants his crunchies. <that was too
cute btw> My vet believes in letting them eat whatever
they want while sick- even junk like Little Friskies.

good luck!

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