Message Number: FHL4872 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Vickie McKimmey"
Date: 2008-05-07 20:23:43 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Melatonin toxicity???

--- In, Andrea <brascoben@...> wrote:
> Can you guys tell me if I am missing something here? Is Melatonin
known to cause any toxicity in ferrets?

I don't know if it's toxic but I do think it can cause problems
depending on just what your ferret's ailment is.

I just lost a 4 yo hob less than a month after his melatonin implant.
Right after the implant he crashed and it took me a week to get him
to come around to somewhat normal. Then all his lymph nodes became
enlarged. To make a long story short, on his post all his organs had

I did find a write up on human lymphomas and there are certain types
that are aggravated by melatonin.

Hope this helps!


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