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From: "Sue Liszewski"
Date: 2004-04-22 04:20:23 UTC
Subject: RE: [ferrethealth] Not eating, fever, yellow diarrhea??
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More info, age, other tests including fecal analysis, etc. The more info
the more help we can be.

Dr. Sue

>From: "Liz Lucas" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: [ferrethealth] Not eating, fever, yellow diarrhea??
>Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 08:25:16 -0400
> I hope someone has ideas as to what could be causing my foster ferrets
>to be ill. They came to me about a month ago, and were doing wonderfully.
>I did Not change their brand of food.
> About 2 weeks ago, two of the three ferrets stopped eating dry kibble.
> They had yellow, seedy diarrhea, but were still drinking, were active,
>and had no fever. My vet put them on Amoxicillan, Flagyl, and Carafate. A
>few days later they began to eat on their own again. They have now
>finished their rounds of meds, but still have seedy poop (brown, not
> Last week, the third ferret stopped eating dry kibble AND stopped
>drinking. He had the same yellow, seedy diarrhea (which is now brown and
>seedy), with a slightly elevated temperature, and has lost weight. I took
>him to the vet and he did bloodwork, which came back normal. He was put on
>the same 3 medications. It has been 5 days and he is still not eating
>kibble or drinking on his own, but remains very active.
> One of my personal ferrets has now stopped eating and drinking, has
>diarrhea (not yellow like the others), but no fever or lethargy.
> All of the ferrets gladly accepted a/d, or chicken baby food, mixed
>with water when they were off kibble.
> Any suggestions or ideas as to what could be causing this?
>Thank you.
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