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From: "Joan"
Date: 2007-05-07 08:29:01 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Red chest

I he losing the hair in the chest area? or anywhere else.
Is the redness just in THAT area?
Have you checked his ears for earmites. An infestation can cause a secondary skin rash.

- In, Carol J Owens <queenbee@...> wrote:
> I have a male sable ferret, about 4 - 5 years old. When I took him in a
> year ago he had a very enlarged spleen so that was removed as well as
> some nodules from the pancreas. He gets along well on .35 ml of
> Prednisolone (5mg/5ml). I recently tried adding some devil's club, same
> formula as Devil's club supreme, from Azmira. His skin on the chest area
> is very red and I don't know just when it started, before or after I
> added the devil's club but I discontinued it when I noticed. It's been
> at least two weeks and there is no improvement. I add the pred to Bob's
> Chicken Gravy, made right according to the recipe. Laundry is done
> without any scents, I use wood pellets for litter. I don't see him
> scratching the area to irritate the skin. Any ideas, anyone?
> Carol,
> Ferret Friends, Inc.
> Tucson

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