Message Number: FHL13314 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Amy Seyler"
Date: 2011-05-28 13:20:19 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: GI bleed - need help
To: "FHL" <>

Ferret Health List (FHL)Misty --
About a year ago my then 3 y.o. ferret Rory started pooping mucousy blood. We could not figure out what it was. It only happened for a few days and then seemed to go away, although it would come back at random times. He went on antibiotics for a while, including Metronidazole, and some tummy meds. He would have good days and bad...sometimes his poops were normal, other times not. Even though he was still eating he began to lose weight.
Fast forward 8 months – one day he crashed here; took him to the vet and when they opened him up found a tumor had perforated his intestine. That was most likely the cause of the mucousy blood back last summer, and the reason we could never get him quite right with all the meds. Anyway, Rory has intestinal lymphoma and has been on chemo for 3 months and is doing well.
I’m not saying this is what Daisy has; just want to make sure it’s considered.
Amy, Dave, Sarah and Paul
And their gaggle of giggling ferrets
RIP Ian, Elektra, Claudia, Sidney, Max, Hannah, Fritz, Fiona and Felix
Missing Tasha

[Yes, and with young ferrets perforations
from eating things they should not are
too common, too. That was my first thought,
that this might be someone needing emergency

Tressie mentioned another cause, and
there are more. For example, with frank
(red) blood in the stool the vet should have
coccidia checks done but ferrets get TWO
genera of coccidia and labs too often
forget to check for the smaller ones. They
need to check for BOTH
and they NEED to use different microscope
settings for the types. Some labs workers
get lazy or are underinformed and only
look for the larger ones. Coccidia often
needs repeated checks to be found because
the evidence will not be in all samples.

IN a private mail last night the poster was
advised to seek emergency medical care
unless the amount of blood was so low
(speckling) that she would not seek emergency
medical care for a human with similar

-- Moderator]


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