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From: "Sue Liszewski"
Date: 2004-04-05 05:50:28 UTC
Subject: RE: [ferrethealth] Ear flap Hematoma
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It certainly would not hurt your ferret. If s/he can make a bit of a bigger
opening and you massage well removing the accumulations multiple times per
day it might help too. I have also drained it and placed a pressure bandage
on the ear but it is much harder to do with ferrets. Just because their is
es smaller overall then a cat or dog you might be able to get lucky with
aggressive more conservative treatment. Good Luck.

Dr. Sue

>Subject: [ferrethealth] Ear flap Hematoma
>Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 21:47:49 +0100 (BST)
>To update Moki and Capi recovered very well from their infections. After
>another fecal exam it was found that Moki had giardia which was
>successfully treated with flagyl. Now they are both eating good and having
>normal BM's and their energy levels are through the roof. But yesterday it
>was back to the vet for Capi because he had a swollen ear flap. He is not
>scratching at it or acting like it hurts even when it is touched. The vet
>said he had a hematoma probably from moki biting at his ear in play. It
>was inflated like a balloon and not lumpy like cauliflower ear. The vet
>drained 1/2cc of blood but said it would probably fill back up and would
>require surgery. It was swollen again within a few hours. In my research
>I found a website
>That recommends (for cats) a cortisone shot and a 10 day course of
>medication before opting for surgery. Does anyone know if this has been
>tried on ferrets and if it is something I should ask my vet about? Thank
>you for your feedback.
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