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From: "brannontoni"
Date: 2008-07-21 17:44:09 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Boris - lethargic and dribbling

--- In, "brannontoni" <brannon@...>
> Our hob Boris has been lethargic and intermittently dribbling for
> week and showing weakness in his back legs although his coat
> is excellent.
> A week ago he had an injection of antibiotic and has had further
> antibiotic solution twice a day but still remains the same.
> He is entire and lives with three jills and two months ago went and
> serviced a friend's jills as well.
> I am wondering if he is generally out of condition but I am erring
> the side of caution because our previous hob died of an overwhelming
> infection that we did not catch early enough.
> Any suggestions please?
> [From WHERE and WHAT is he dribbling, please? That matters. If
> it is urine then even though it is not common for a whole ferret
> to have adrenal disease it can happen and they certainly can get
> other problems such as bladder ones and testicular ones. If it is
> musk then an infected anal gland has to be considered among
> If he is dribbling saliva (drooling) then insulinoma needs to be
> among the possibilities.
> If he has an infection remember that too little antibiotic or the
> antibiotic is not going to work; undermedicating breeds stronger
> He'd need at least one full run of appropriate antibiotics. What
> is given only twice a week? How many mg?
> Has he been to the vet?
> Please, post with more details. -- Mod]

He was taken to the vet just over a week ago where he received the
I have given him 0.2ml of 2.5% Baytril twice each day for 7 days as
prescribed by the vet.
He is dribbling saliva so are there any other signs to look for with


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