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Old 20-09-2006, 09:02 AM
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Unhappy Ferret hind leg weakness

Hey
Had the hob to the vets last night as we quickly noticed that one of his back legs was v.weak and was dragging it along the floor. When we "toe pinch" his leg, there is some feeling in the leg as he tries to pull it up. He's happy as anything, v.much like usual. Vet gave him an anti-inflammatory steriod injection and wants to see him tonight again, but i really dont want to wait much longer so will probably be taking him this morning! Thought it was v.wierd also that the vet didn't take an x-ray!

Have any of you experienced ferret keepers had/seen something like this before?

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Hhhmm ok.

Vets wreckon that this is due to a "pull" at his tail in one way or another, and pulling the nerves of the spinal cord relating to his hind leg that is damaged (might be when playing with new baby hob?). Time and patience, making the hob is comfortable as possible (he's inside the house), keeping him quiet will make "recovery" slightly faster. He's showing a little sign of improvement now as he is starting to bring his weak-hind-leg back into place when walking. Just have to wait and see. He's not used for ferreting so if recovery doesn't increase back to normal he's staying in house for as long as he needs. He's happy as larry like usual. Doesn't seem to bother him.

Thought i'd let ya's know.

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