Message Number: FHL12847 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Tressie"
Date: 2011-02-08 12:33:28 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: D.I.C. Disseminated intravascular coagulation

Hi Donna,

According to Powers (2009),Fox (1998) and Dr. Bruce Williams ( DIC is most likely caused by septicemia.

Fox & Powers suggest testing and treating for Salmonella. Could she have been exposed to Salmonella (i.e., raw meat - especially chicken, etc.)?

Has she received antibiotic treatment?

>From Powers (2009):

"Successful treatment requires aggressive supportive care, including appropriate fluid therapy and nutritional support. Hypoglycemia is common with sepsis and must be recognized immediately and corrected. Salmonella spp isolated from ferrets have shown resistance to several antibiotics, so antimicrobial selection ideally should be based on culture and sensitivity testing. Suggested antibiotics include trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, enrofloxacin, and chloramphenicol (p. 527-28)."



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