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From: "Sue Liszewski"
Date: 2004-07-13 04:31:40 UTC
Subject: RE: [ferrethealth] RE: constant coughing
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Sukie may not be a vet but has the knowledge and is right. At this age I
would also wonder about Juvenile Lymphoma, get her checked.
Dr. Sue

>Subject: [ferrethealth] RE: constant coughing
>Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 18:34:14 +0100 (BST)
>A chest x-ray is ALWAYS a good idea when there is unusual coughing by a
>Sometimes an ultrasound is also important, ditto some other tests depending
>on what things look like.
>Need to check: lungs, heart, respiratory tract, rarely diaphram for
>irritation/mechanical problems/neuro, and stomach and esophagus should be
>checked for things like blockage, reflux, or for another problem which may
>cause the trachea to swell just from neighboring irritation.
>Those are all that I can think of offhand, except maybe for asthma. We had
>one with that years ago.
>I'd sure get that chest x-ray as a first step.
>I'm not a vet, but have encountered a lot of things in 23 years with
>ferrets (and still learning all the time).
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