From: "Sukie Crandall"
Date: 2009-04-16 17:38:04 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Distemper Vaccine and Lupron Shot
Since you know the possible risks and have made your choice I will
not address that, but you should know that colostrum isn't going to
make any difference for an adult animal.
For vet info on that score:
Colostrum is useful only for the first 24 to 48 hours for ferrets.
After that their produce enough acid that they just digest the
antibodies. Nor would cow colostrum make a difference for
ferrets: the diseases are different so the antibodies would be to
diseases that ferrets are not going to get, anyway. Basically, it is
a waste of time and money, and being raw the milk could have
infection risks, so it could actually be bad.
Secondly, when more than one ferret reacts that is a good sign
that particular batch of vaccine could be bad, or the perhaps the
one give before it may have been.
Reactions usually happen after multiple exposures. Those give the
body more time to inaccurately identify a normal thing as an invader
with the wrong portion of the immune system responding to the thing,
then the NEXT time there is an exposure the reaction occurs.
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