Message Number: SG5627 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2003-08-03 02:53:36 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Bruising
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Oh, one other thing in relation to Jaws, Strokes are not documented in ferrets but there are multiple conditions that can cause a clot to be thrown. We've had two ferrets in 21 years who that happened to them. One, Spot, had kidney troubles and he threw one to his brain, but despite being found comatose he made it through that with only minor damage though it took a lot of round the clock careful work. The other was Meltdown who had serious heart disease, cardiomyopathy with ventricular bigemini, and she threw clots three times when that was advanced, one to a leg and we got her past that with a lot of massage to break up the clot well and at first anticoagulants but she turned out to not tolerate any, and then later she threw one to a kidney and one to her brain within about 12 hours after that.

That may be what happened with your little one, or perhaps the bleeding problems also happened cranially.

I'm not a vet, just someone with long ferret experience.