Message Number: FHL14039 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Jeff"
Date: 2011-09-14 17:20:08 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: abstract (info on bile duct problems also in separate FHL Archives)
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Signs to watch out for:

* Loss of appetite, with eventual refusal to eat
* Possible throat ulceration as cause of refusal to eat
* Jaundice
* Elevated liver values in blood tests, especially bilirubin

I lost my boy Morphy to a bile duct obstruction last year. He was always so energetic and playful and goofy, and then this came out of nowhere. By the time the vets could figure out what the problem was (I had 3 different vets at two practices trying to figure it out), he was in no shape to even attempt the surgery, and only one of the vets would even consent to trying, if I wanted to. It was very sad, and showed that something like a bile duct obstruction, due to either stones or ‘sludge’, could happen to any ferret at any time. It was the ultrasound that finally gave them the diagnostic tool needed to locate the cause of the problem.

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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