Message Number: SG2887 | New FHL Archives Search
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Date: 2003-01-09 17:49:15 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Opinion on Brain Damage
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Well, I don't know how brain damage would manifest itself in a ferret, but I do know that many ferret illnesses, including insulinoma, can leave ferrets very weak in their back legs. The back legs just fall out from under them when they try to put weight on them, but the entire ferret isn't that weak, just the back legs. So it wouldn't surprise me if this is what you are seeing, hind limb weakness due to insulinoma. If a surgery or medication improves the insulinoma, the hind limb weakness may also improve. I'd actually take her willingness to move around once she has some support as a good sign.

not a vet,

Regina Harrison or

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