Message Number: YG11590 | New FHL Archives Search
From: dr_bruce_williams
Date: 2002-02-28 18:20:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Facial twitching

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Sue" <Penelapee@e...> wrote:
> Thanks for all the replies.
> Here are the blood results:
> (abnormals only b/c I am at lunch)
> Glucose 198 mg/dl (80-120) *3 hour fast*
> Alk Phos <3 (15-45)
> The rest of the profile looks good.
> Hgb 9.8 (12-18)
> Hct 29.7 (43-55)
> WBC 9.3 (2.5-8.0)
> RBC 5.69 (6.5-11)
> He has an appointment with the neurologist tomorrow.
> If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them.
> Thanks!

Actually, that fasting glucose is too high - I would like to see a
resting on this one - just to be on the safe side and rule out the
possibility of low-level diabetes...this level is already probably
spilling some glucose into the urine - nothing to worry about yet,
but it MAY be related to the twitching in some odd way.....

Low alk phos isnt really significant. The HCT is also pretty low -
this is an anemic ferret, and the WBC is a little high, but not
enough to be thinking about infectious disease - a differential count
might help.

Definitely worth keeping an eye on this bloodwork.

With kindest regards,

Bruce williams, dVM