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From: "Sue Liszewski"
Date: 2004-01-25 18:54:23 UTC
Subject: RE: [ferrethealth] Anemia-Advice Needed Urgently
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Iron won't hurt, but she probably needs a transfusion due to the bone marrow
suppression. I will also use cortisone but intil she kicks out enough cells
I think a transfusion is her only option. If you can't get it and have a way
to get it until you find someone you can try Pred and see if it at least
stabilizes the remaining Red Blood Cell. Cortisones are also used to treat
shock and my guess is she may go shocky form this. Hopw this helps and good
luck. Hope you find someone soon.

Dr. Sue

>From: "S.Hewett" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: [ferrethealth] Anemia-Advice Needed Urgently
>Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 15:57:16 +1100
>My son will shortly be arriving home with a young female "hand in". Our
>Rescue Coordinator reports that she is so full of fleas and has been in
>season so long that she is extremely pale & flat. The fleas have had a
>dose of Revolution and the ferret has had a visit to a V. Hob. (It is a
>holiday weekend here in West Australia and we can't find a
>ferret-knowledgeable vet anywhere). She is refusing food or water at this
>stage so it will be up to me to keep her in the land of the living once she
>Will there be any value in feeding her food such as liver, iron enriched
>tonic and so on if her anemia is caused by bone marrow suppression? Is
>there anything else I could do while we continue a search for a vet? Would
>a blood transfusion be the the only way to go at this stage.
>Thanks for any advice.
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