Message Number: SG7305 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Ulrike"
Date: 2004-01-06 22:37:55 UTC
Subject: RE: [ferrethealth] Pre Med question
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Thank you for your reply. My vets use isoflurane for surgery. When our new
vet started and did my first ferret, she used injectable anaesthetic and I
almost freaked. Baby took so long to come round and then hours to recover
from it. Then I asked the vet to use gas and she was amazed how much better
it was. She read up on ferrets and started using Atropine. She is a very
good surgeon!

You said if the operation is sterile, no need for antibiotics. Not even
when it's something big like surgery for a blockage or tumour?

With IV fluids, is there danger of fluid building up in the lungs? Like if
you give too much fluids?


West Wales Ferret Welfare
Last update 06/12/03

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Atropine helps keep the heart working well during anesthesia and never a bad
idea, it is not always used when only inhalant anesthesia is used. The
other is a pain medication also not a bad idea for any surgery...
Hope this helps.

Dr. Sue