Message Number: FHL5188 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Sukie Crandall"
Date: 2008-06-10 14:06:12 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re:7 year old partial paralysis

Yes, the thin about hind end weakness is that pretty much anything
that gets severe enough will cause it in ferrets. I recall a past one here
(FHL) or on the FML that was hard to track down which turned out to
be caused by Toxoplasmosis in the brain. Certainly, we have seen it
with lymphoma, carcinoma, spinal cord lymphoma (complete loss),
DIM, ECE, heart diseases, liver cysts, insulinoma, and other things.

This may be useful. It is a piece in Veterinary Partner by Dr. Susan
Brown from 2001 titled
Hind Limb Weakness in the Ferret

Among the possible causes mentioned in her article and how to figure
out which are going on are:

Toxic conditions
AD (Aleutian Disease caused by ADV or Aleutian Disease Virus)
Adrenal Disease, esp. w complications or advanced
Cardiovascular Disease
Bone Injury
Brain Disease
Spinal Disease


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