Date: 2009-12-16 21:53:49 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Flu
NO, we used only water in the vaporizor, NOTHING else! I should have stated that in the initial email, but I didn't even think about the possibility of adding vaporub to the water. The warm, moist air helped them quite a bit all on its own.
In Memory of Trinny, Neo, and Mr. Parker
Caring for Morphy, Baby Girl, Luna, Dozer, and Possum the Million Dollar Ferret
([If this used Vicks Vaporub, PLEASE, remember that
in study that product can cause respiratory inflammation
and reduce ability to excrete mucus in ferrets just as it
can in infants:
For the 6 page study report in complete form see:
which will take you to
Chest. 2009 Jan;135(1):143-8.
Vicks VapoRub induces mucin secretion, decreases ciliary beat frequency, and increases tracheal mucus transport in the ferret trachea.
Abanses JC, Arima S, Rubin BK.
Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1081, USA.
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