Treatment will depend on the health of the mother ferret and the fetuses she carries. Medication such as prostaglandin agents or oxytocin, for example, may be necessary to help with induction of offspring. Fetuses that die while still in the mother's womb, meanwhile, must be surgically removed. Fluid replacement and electrolyte therapy helps with the mother's recovery.
Ferrets that experience one or more episodes of dystocia are at an increased risk for future complications
A type of hormone that is released during parturition that aids in the contraction of the uterus and causes milk to be released
The hollow bodily organ that holds the embryo and fetus and provides nourishment; only found in female animals.
The term for an animal’s young
The period that an animal is pregnant in which the fetus develops from conception to birth
Difficulty giving birth
The widening of something