Message Number: SG3130 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2003-02-01 23:14:47 UTC
Subject: Re: Diabetes
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Hi David,
The glucose value of 114 mg/dL is in the normal range.
Thus no diabetes. The fructosamine test may not be accurate
in ferrets. I would simply recheck the ferrets glucose value.
If it is still normal then no diabetes. Diabetes in ferrets is a
rare problem. Does the ferret have signs that would go along with
diabetes such as drinking a lot and urinating large amounts?
If not another reason it is not diabetes.
Hope that hekps,
Jerry Murray, DVM
Dallas, Texas