Date: 2011-05-24 07:15:30 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Pyogranulomatous Steatitis
I have a four year old ferret that has just had path come back as pyogranulomatous steatitis. He has been with my vet for nearly three weeks on and off a drip and drugs by bucket load. His temp keeps spiking at 40.1c or above. The lump of fatty tissue that was dying has been removed, but it looks like another two have appeared today. All internal organs look fine and the pancreas is ok. Myself and my two vets are at a loss and they are very knowledgeable. Has anyone got any ideas on were to go from here????
The lump was removed from behind the left hind leg and another has appeared in the groin area. He is eating and drinking ok, but is on ice packs to help with the temp. He has been on a mix of the following drugs:
Clavulox (12.5mg clavulanic acid & 50mg amoxycillin) .2ml twice a day
Redipred (prednisolone sodium phosphate oral liquid) .2ml twice a day
Metacam (meloxicam) a drop per day
Entrotril (endrfloxacin) .2ml twice a day
Has anyone got any ideas of the next step for the vet to take..
My ferret and myself are located in Perth Western Australia.
Thanks any help would be much appreciated.
[Have your vet see if these MIGHT be applicable:
and this one is older and from before a lot of the research:
There is a vet in the U.S. who worked on medical approaches such as
reducing the cytokine storms with that problem, so in case this is the
same or similar enough her approaches may work for your vet. I will
see if she can be contacted.
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