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Pregnancy Complications and Labor Difficulty in Ferrets



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.


Living and Management


Ferrets that experience one or more episodes of dystocia are at an increased risk for future complications