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From: "Sue Liszewski"
Date: 2005-06-09 21:32:57 UTC
Subject: RE: [ferrethealth] RE: Bilirubin in urine, but not elevated on CBC?? Help please
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Fluid therapy, Actigal, Milk Thistle, SAMe, Surgery is best if you can get
him stronger since it could be cancer or just obstruction of the biliary
tract, if it is the latter it can be repaireed. Biopsy only if you find
nothing else. I don't think the liver values are high enough for me to
believe this is purely liver related. With the GGT that high you are
dealing with biliary obstruction. You need to find a way to fix it. The
ferret I did recovered beautifully once the obstruction was taken care of,
but if it is cancer this won't be the case. Find your options. Best of

Dr. Sue

>Subject: [ferrethealth] RE: Bilirubin in urine, but not elevated on CBC??
>Help please
>Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 14:44:42 +0100 (BST)
>My vet was wrong initially...the bilirubin is elevated. Here are the blood
>Gluc 94
>AST 111
>ALT 484
>Alk Ptase 209
>Total Bilirubin 8.1
>Chlosteral 205
>Total Protein 4.7
>Albumin 2.2
>Globulin 2.5
>Urea N 12
>Creatinin 0.9
>Phosphorous 6.0
>Calcium 7.9
>Sodium 128
>Potassium 5.3
>Chloride 96
>Bicarbonate 21
>Anion Gap 16
>Gamma-GT 117
>What can I do for him? He is too weak to sedate and biopsy. The liver looks
>ok on ultrasound. I am at a loss here and so is my vet....
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> > What color are the stools?
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