Message Number: FHL14467 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2011-12-26 16:31:30 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Re: Allergies Or Something Else?

Yes, the possibilities I wound up wondering about from the description also include pemphigus, which Tressie told you about.

This list is from a past post I sent (about a year ago) so there may be more recent posts on these topics, too:
> _,___

Here are links to some past skin posts:

Cutaneous lymphoma (which CAN be treated more successfully
than other forms if it is just among the things for which testing
is done)

but note that it is blistering illness:

Mites/Mange (Sarcoptes or sarcoptic and Demodex for some search words)

Fungus or bacteria:

Another thing that a person might think is a bloody blister or sore that heals is benign dermal mast cell tumors which the ferrets scratch open, but given the rest of what is being seen I do not think that is the problem. (BTW, some vets who are not used to ferrets think that dermal mast cell tumors are malignant in ferrets like they are in dogs but that has not been so in decades of biopsies. There are some extremely rare intestinal (internal -- not skin) forms of mast cells tumors that are malignant in ferrets, though.)

Get this ferret to a ferret knowledgeable veterinarian, please, to check this.

If you or anyone else here lives in an area with extremely few veterinarians then you might want to buy a copy of the most recent ferret veterinary text, _Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents, Clinical Medicine and Surgery, THIRD edition_, Quesenberry and Carpenter which you can even get from Amazon and which is more affordable than most veterinary texts, then loan it to your veterinarian until the vet can buy one. Years ago, when fewer vets knew anything about ferrets we had to do that with some hospitals, in fact, we even just plain bought them their own copies at first.

If you or anyone else here needs to find a veterinarian use resources like the FHL Vets List which you can link to from the Files section of the FHL (first URL in my sig lines), the shelters portion of the Support Our Shelters website, and Ferret Universe, as well as other resources.

Sukie (not a vet)

Recommended ferret health links:
all ferret topics:

"All hail the procrastinators for they shall rule the world tomorrow."
(2010, Steve Crandall)

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