Message Number: FHL11048 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Susan"
Date: 2010-03-05 02:24:17 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Foot Necrosis in my ferrets

At first it looked like mange.Small dark ends on the toe nails and slight swelling.Both ferrets were put on Ivomectin. NO change after about 2 weeks. Ferrets started on anti biotics.(batril)
Now rapidly the feet are rotting.Soaking the feet and removing the scabs seems to be a daily occurence with still no improvement. I have a ferret shelter and many ferrets pass through here but it just seems to have infected 2 ferrets. The cages are cleaned twice daily, food is of the highest quality and I am at a loss. All this has happened over about 2 months.
Can anyone here offer any light? We are back to the vets this afternoon where I am going to request blood samples and biopsies of the feet.This is the first problem we have encountered in around 7 years of ferret rescue.
BTW one ferret is neutered male..5yrs and one desexed female about 5yrs.
The male was recently diagnosed with a heart arythmia. No other symptoms are present.No weight loss, faeces are normal, food/water intake normal. Urine output normal.

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