Message Number: YG7083 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Ferretwise
Date: 2001-09-07 16:29:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: protracted estrus


It is possible your ferret though not displaying a enlarged vulva is indeed
nin estrus. This happened to a 1 1/2 year old jill who was me personal
pet. She was cycled out via v hob the first heat, and never came into heat
( visably) after that. I assumed she had been spayed 8 months later with a
group of 4 pets the Sept previous. Unfortunately she started balding on
the hips, trunk and I asked the vet to check records while scheduling her
for adrenal surgery or spay--

The end result was she was in HEAT! The vet referred to this as a silent
heat and I am glad she did not develop aplastic anemia during the period of

Expect to spay her and find her uteran horns enlarged from a prolonged heat
cycle! That would be my expert advice to you! You might consider running
a blood check for anemia while you are at it!

Ferret Wise Shelter