From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2011-09-11 22:19:38 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Re: HELP! Furosemide for early cardiomyopthy? Aspiration w/ freeze-dried food?
Have an ultrasound of the heart done if cardiomyopathy is suspected. That is incredibly useful for accuracy. If A/V Node Block is possible then have an EKG/ECG done.
Certainly, ferrets can aspirate food and too many get pneumonia as a result. Usually, a problem like megaesophagus, or an approach like rushed forced feeding/ syringe feeding is involved, but that is not to say that it might not happen otherwise.
In your shoes we'd have more testing done.
Sukie (not a vet)
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