Date: 2011-09-13 23:15:48 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] How young for DES implant
My short answer, speaking only from experience of watching the process of having 5 different ferrets implanted with Deslorelin, is that there's no way that implant is going back in, and that you should really not even consider it. They come pre-loaded in large, sterile syringes for a reason.
What I don't understand is how, after 2 months, the implant came out. They are supposed to be put in a spot near the shoulder blades where the implanted ferret cannot get at it himself. Also, as the moderator noted, I've never seen the need for stitches afterward, so I'm wondering if it was improperly implanted in the first place.
My suggestion would be to have your current vet call the other vet and ask if he can buy one of his unused implants. Or, ask the current vet to go thru the process of getting them from Peptech, using the contact info given. They are great at helping to walk a new buyer (vet) thru the process and paperwork.
If you do have to wait for another shipment from Peptech, then get a Lupron Depot shot to hold your ferret over, as it can be a month or more for the whole process of acquiring the Deslorelin implants.
It will sure be nice when (if) the Deslorelin implants finally become approved for distribution in this country. So many ferrets will be helped, and I would imagine that the cost will also decrease, as the shipping costs from Australia will no longer be included for each purchaser.
In Loving Memory of Neo, Trinity, Morphy, Possum, Pip, Pop, Sabrina, Minnie Mouse, Hunny, Misty, Frodo, Baggins, and Mr. Parker
Caring for Luna, Baby Girl, Dozer, Boomer, and Zoomer
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