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From: "Sue Liszewski"
Date: 2006-03-05 22:32:47 UTC
Subject: RE: [ferrethealth] absess on throat area

Couple of things, clearing and returnig off antibiotics suggest a nidus so
something is there that needs to be removed, second was a culture and
sensitivity done? and third did he take a sample of the tissue removed and
send it in for biopsy? This could tell you what exactly you are dealing
with so that it can be removed more effectvely. You want to be sure the
antibiotic is proper and there is a possibility it is not bacterial but
fungal with secondary bacterial problems or even possibly a tumor so a
biopsy is something that should be done for certain and possibly a fungal
culture too. Hope this helps sorry if a bit scattered but getting over a

Dr. Sue

>Subject: [ferrethealth] absess on throat area
>Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006 19:03:15 +0000 (GMT)
>We have a male ferret who has had an absess on his neck for over 18 months.
> Our vet has operated 3 times to remove this without success due to the
>area that the absess is in. He has been treated with several different
>antibiotics including amoxacilin,Synulox, Intradine and also steroids.
>Thes seem to clear the infection for a few weeks but then his neck swells
>again and the process starts all over. I think our vet has given up and is
>not sure what else he could do. Other than the swelling, he is a fit and
>lively animal with no other ailments. Could you suggest what course of
>action we could now take to try and free our ferret of this problem.
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