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Date: 2003-09-22 18:48:58 UTC
Subject: CE credits approved for Symposium
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I'm adding a followup to my own message in case anybody is ever searching the archives for something similar--I took Seti to the vet on Saturday and learned that this gel-like discharge is a non-specific indicator of irritation in the intestine. The most likely cause is that the stress (probably physical rather than mental) of the rabies vaccination triggered an overabundance of heliobacter mustelidae which is causing the irritation. So he's on amoxi-drops, flagyl and famotidine (don't think I spelled that right) for the next ten days, and we'll see if that helps. If it doesn't, then we'll go back in for additional bloodwork and perhaps an ultrasound to view his intestinal walls.

Apart from not liking the flagyl, Seti's spirits have remained excellent throughout all this. He was the oddball ferret who seemed to like flagyl before, when Pan was getting it and he wasn't being given any (ah, the power of jealousy), but now that it's all for him he most certainly doesn't like it ;)


I wrote:
> I'll preface this by saying I have a vet appointment
> scheduled and a request put in for my vet to give me a call.
> On August 16, 1.5-year-old Seti had his rabies vaccination
> (this is his second in his life). About three days later, I
> noticed that his stool was loose and seedy. That happens
> every now and then so I just kept an eye on him. Within the
> next couple of days he started intermittantly excreting a
> clear gel-like discharge in small amounts, usually no more
> than 1/8 teaspoon at a time. No fecal material at all that I
> could see, no "seeds", just clear stuff. etc.

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From: Linda Iroff <>
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The AAVSB has officially approved the granting of RACE credits for the vet
presentations at the 2003 International Ferret Symposium.

Five hours of credit will be given for attending sessions by Drs. Kemmerer,
Moorman, Murray, Williams and Wilson on Friday, October 3 in Atlanta GA.

For more information, visit our web site or contact me asap.

Linda Iroff
International Ferret Congress