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Lack of Coordination and Sensory Dysfunction in Ferrets



Treatment varies depending on the underlying cause for ataxia or lack of coordination. However, it mostly involves outpatient care and may range from therapy to prescription medication. Often, exercise proves helpful in cases where the spinal cord is involved.


Living and Management


Long-term monitoring and care may be necessary for ferrets that demonstrate neurological or spinal cord involvement. If the underlying cause involves a systemic disease, your veterinarian may recommend euthanizing the animal to prevent widespread pain or discomfort that may not be treatable using conventional methods. In other cases, dietary changes may relieve many of the uncomfortable symptoms associated with ataxia.