Message Number: YG3202 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: Thu May 3, 2001 2:23pm
Subject: Re: Prolapsed Rectum & Coccidia
--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Tracy Jose <tracy@f...> wrote:
> I took my ferret Pepe' in yesterday and was told she has a
prolapsed rectum. Poor thing, it looks so painful. The vet did a
stool sample and suspects it is from Coccidia. She is treating Pepe'
and all my other 5 fuzzies with (can't remember the name, it's at
home), but I think it was something sulfa based.
> Anyways, there wasn't anything she did for the prolapsed rectum,
she said just to keep it moist with vaseline and treat her with the
meds for 9 days. Is there anything I can do for Pepe'. Her stools
are very small. I have been giving her Laxastat to help her easily
move her stools. But her poor little bottom is so red and sore
looking. Any ideas anyone? Also, what causes a prolapsed rectum
(besides the ferret pushing too hard when having a bowel movement)?
And do you think it really is from Coccidia? I'm going to have to
research Coccidia...my vet wasn't too
> helpful on how she got it (if that's what she has) and what it is.
Thanks guys! :-)
Dear Tracy -
For her prolapse, you can rinse with cool running water and use a
combination of Preparation H and 0.05 cortisone cream applied
liberally after defecation. I like it better than Vaseline.
With kindest regards,
Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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