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Overproduction of Estrogen in Ferrets

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Treatment

 

Because hyperestrogenism is a life-threatening condition, your ferret will probably require hospitalization, especially if the animal has anemia or is hemorrhaging. Immediate intravenous fluid therapy and antibiotics may be used to stabilize the animal. Typically, your veterinarian will recommend spaying (or neutering) your ferret.

 

Living and Management

 

Your veterinarian will recommend regular follow-up examinations to monitor its progress, and will give you instructions as to a proper diet during recovery.

 

Prevention

 

If your ferret is intact, she should not be allowed to remain in heat for longer than two weeks without inducing ovulation by breeding or administration of appropriate medication.

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