Message Number: FHL5468 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Sukie Crandall"
Date: 2008-07-08 18:02:01 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Insulinoma symptoms don't seem typical

Insulinoma does NOT usually tend to metastasize in ferrets. Dr. Bruce Williams, one of
the leading ferret veterinary pathologists in the world, perhaps the leading one, has
written on this.

Insulinoma is certainly treatable.

Given her difficulty eating: uncontrolled insulinoma can itself cause nausea and that
could be the entire explanation; with treatment she may begin to eat again. if not, then,
please, send a detailed description to the FHL, for example is eating accompanied by any
strange noises. BTW, a compromised ferret will also be more prone to ulcers (and in that
case need Carafate/Sulfracate and those, too, can cause nausea.

When you give the Prednisolone be SURE to give it WITH FOOD.

Recommended as among the places to start:

Insulinoma worsens over time so there risk of seizure does exist, as i think you


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