Message Number: SG3056 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2003-01-20 02:29:54 UTC
Subject: RE: ASAP: sudden death 3 ferrets - poison?
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Author wrote:
> this situation happened overnight at one of our foster homes. the home is older with a gas furnace (not sure which type of gas yet) and they've definitely had uneven heating; thus the window in the ferrets room is always cracked.

Carbon monoxide probably is the most likely possibility here - especially if the gast heater is older - they can often vent combustion gases, of which CO is one.

It can be a very difficult thing to prove if the necropsy is delayed. At necropsy, the blood and organs are a bright cherry red color, but this dissipates fairly quickly.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, DVM

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