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Ferrets have become more popular as household pets and as animal models in biomedical research in the past 2 decades. The average life span of ferrets is about 5-11 years with onset of geriatric diseases between 3-4 years including endocrinopathies, neoplasia, gastrointestinal diseases,...

Author(s)
Bakthavatchalu, V.; Muthupalani, S.; Marini, R. P.; Fox, J. G.
Publisher
American College of Veterinary Pathologists Inc., Lawrence, USA
Citation
Veterinary Pathology, 2016, 53, 2, pp 349-365
AbstractFull Text

The aim of this study was to determine whether serum levels of 17beta-estradiol and progesterone are significant diagnostic tools for the confirmation of specific reproductive diseases associated with hyperestrogenism. Thirty-one adult ferrets (Mustela putorrius furo) were divided into five groups. ...

Author(s)
Hauptman, K.; Jekl, V.; Dorrestein, G. M.; Vyskocil, M.; Knotek, Z.
Publisher
Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Citation
Veterinární Medicína, 2009, 54, 11, pp 532-536
Abstract

A 4-year-old, spayed female ferret (Mustela putorius furo) presented for alopecia, pruritus, and swollen vulva. The ferret was treated for a suspected ovarian remnant at 1.5 years of age. On presentation, the physical examination revealed a large, hard, nonpainful caudal intraabdominal mass. The...

Author(s)
Martínez, A.; Martinez, J.; Burballa, A.; Martorell, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2011, 20, 4, pp 308-312
Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to give an overview in the sonographic anatomy of the abdominal organs in the ferret and to demonstrate frequent pathologic findings. Material and methods: Ultrasonography of the abdomen was performed in 26 clinically healthy and 17 diseased ferrets revealing...

Author(s)
Reese, S.; Frings, B.
Publisher
Schattauer GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere, 2004, 32, 3, pp 182-189
Abstract

Twenty cases of ovarian leiomyoma in a colony of ferrets are described. The tumour appears to be relatively frequent in this species, which is in general noted for its lack of susceptibility to spontaneous and induced neoplasia.

Author(s)
Cotchin, E.
Citation
Journal of Pathology, 1980, 130, 3, pp 169-171
Abstract

Twelve ferret tumours were received over a four-year period; one case, a ferret with lymphocytic leukaemia and multi-organ involvement, had been reported previously. The other eleven tumours were: two chordomas of the tail, two sebaceous adenomas of the skin, a sebaceous epithelioma of the skin, a...

Author(s)
Dillberger, J. E.; Altman, N. H.
Citation
Journal of Comparative Pathology, 1989, 100, 2, pp 161-176
Abstract

Thirteen spontaneous tumours in two laboratory ferret breeding colonies included two types not previously reported in this species, namely, uterine teratoma and neurilemmoma. The literature on tumours in laboratory and domestic ferrets is comprehensively reviewed from the first reported case in...

Author(s)
Beach, J. E.; Greenwood, B.
Citation
Journal of Comparative Pathology, 1993, 108, 2, pp 133-147

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