Message Number: FHL4919 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "possum1213"
Date: 2008-05-14 11:55:00 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: male neutering

--- In, "Tressie" <tressiedu@...> wrote:
> My understanding if there are recurring anal gland infections, the
recommendation is to remove them. However, anal glands should be
expressed manually, ideally by a veterinarian at least once a year or
more frequently if needed, otherwise they will get impacted as a
matter of course. <

I have never had a ferret descented when given a choice. I always
have had one or two with intact anal glands. I also have never had to
express the anal glands on any of them who do retain them, nor has my
vet. I know it is done routinely with dogs (my groomer expresses my
dogs glands when she grooms them), but have never heard of it as a
routine practice with ferrets. Interesting.



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