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From: Steve Austin
Date: 2005-09-27 02:55:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Epilepsy on a ferret
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Twice I saw a ferret so scared that it screamed for about 2 minutes,
at first thought was a seizure too, but was really very frightened and
just panicked- the screaming sounded like a bird cry, the whole
vet office came to see and the other vet thought for sure a bird was
being seen.

It is hard to guess, without seeing the ferret. The vet may be right
There is also something called "screaming seizures" because the ferret
cry during the seizure. usually a seizure the animal is not aware of the
jerking movements , or body stiff or limp, eyes may be unfocused or
rolled upwards,
loss of urine or stool - nothing is going to be all the same for every
The afterwards the ferret is dazed and slow to recover.

> Her vet have told her that there only is 2 obtions for what can be
> wrong with her ferret, and that is either that the ferret have got
> scared for something or have had an epileptic fit, and she are going
> to follow her ferret for 1 year, and if her ferret get an epileptic
> fit in the next 6 month her ferret have epilepsy.