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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2008-07-03 18:39:59 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: chordomas in ferrets
To:, fhl <>

Been through a few amputations several locations with ferrets.

IMPORTANT: tell them to be extra sure to leave a large flesh pad at
the end. Ferrets are VERY prone to having tissue retract around sites
of amputation over time so without a large flesh pad a follow-up
surgery might be needed (been there -- three times -- mother-removed
toe on a kit that had a small flash pad at first, a hand deformation
worked on by a vet, and a tail amputation by a different vet for
gangrene). When a large flesh pad is left there have not been
problems (follow-surgeries on those three and two other medically
needed amputations).

When a large flesh pad is left and antibiotics given for about 2 weeks
post-surgically the surgery to remove part of the tail for medical
reasons is very uneventful and heals easily.

Sukie (not a vet)

Recommended ferret health links:

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