Message Number: YG11564 | New FHL Archives Search
From: dr_bruce_williams
Date: 2002-02-27 19:20:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Facial twitching

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Sue" <Penelapee@e...> wrote:
Yesterday he was lethargic and did
> not want to play as usual. Today he is still lethargic, but now I
notice a
> muscle twitch in his face. (no nastagmus or torticolis) The twitch
is pretty
> consistant. He is eating well, stools are slightly softer than
usual, but
> of normal color.

Facial twitching in other species may be a sign of a small seizure.
The animals often lose contact with their surroundings when this goes

Let's check the glucose, and remember that epilepsy is a diagnosis of

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, dVM