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From: "Amanda"
Date: 2008-05-07 18:36:58 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: ferret feels warmer than usual

I went to the animal hospital I work at and picked one up this
morning. *tried* to take her temp, but man did she fight me! Even with
a ferretone distraction (by my helper). It said it was 100.0'F. I am
guessing I did not get the tip of the thermometer in enough, though I
did not see any of the silver part of the tip sticking out. My guess
is that she doesn't have a fever. During the struggle, a tuft of hair
came off her neck, which led me to discover what looks like a sore in
(scratch of some sort) that is healing over. Maybe that is what is
causing the low grade fever. Anyways, the vet said to start on
clavamox just in case, so I did.

--- In, "Sukie Crandall" <sukie@...> wrote:
> Do you have an anal thermometer that is safe to use on ferrets? The
normal temp for
> ferrets is 101'F to 102'F but if they have just been very active
that can push it up to 103'F
> and still be acceptable.


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