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Background: Chordomas on the tip of the tail are tumors commonly diagnosed in ferrets. Chordomas are known to originate from intraosseous remnants of the fetal notochord. Reportedly, they occur less frequently in the spinal column. Case description: Three cases of cervical chordoma were diagnosed...

Author(s)
Yarto-Jaramillo, E.; Graham, J.; McEntee, M. C.; Keyerleber, M. A.; Jennings, S. H.; Rodríguez-Arroyo, D.; Reyes-Matute, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2022, 41, pp 48-53
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The endocrine system is the most common site of tumour formation in ferrets. Insulinomas are usually functional, neuroendocrine tumours of the β cells of the pancreas. They are the most common tumours in these animals, followed by adrenal gland tumours. Chronic hypoglycaemia is characteristic for...

Author(s)
Crnogaj, M.; Viličić, L.; Grden, D.; Jurkić, G.; Gotić, J.; Šmit, I.
Publisher
Hrvatski veterinarski institut, Centar za peradarstvo, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Veterinarska Stanica, 2021, 52, 6, pp 659-669
Abstract

Malignant plasma cell neoplasms are rarely documented in ferrets. This article reviews the clinical findings for 6 ferrets with histopathologically confirmed malignant cell neoplasia. The most common clinical sign was hind limb ataxia or paresis (5/6), although hyperglobulinemia was identified as...

Author(s)
Clagett, D. O.; Johnston, M. S.; Han SuShan
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2017, 26, 1, pp 36-46
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A granular cell tumor (GCT) in the central nervous system (CNS) of a ferret is a rare finding. In this case a cerebral GCT is described in a 5-year-old castrated female ferret. The animal developed lameness in right hind leg which progreseed to total ataxia. The animal died and a necropsy revealed...

Author(s)
Artuković, B.; Kurilj, A. G.; Buhin, I. M.; Zagradišnik, L. M.; Šoštarić-Zuckermann, I. C.; Hohšteter, M.
Publisher
Veterinarski Fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb), Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Veterinarski Arhiv, 2022, 92, 2, pp 205-212
Abstract

This chapter discusses the systemic diseases affecting central nervous system (CNS), respiratory system, eye, musculoskeletal system and cardiovascular system in ferrets. Disorders of the nervous system in the ferret include Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, idiopathic seizures and ataxia, posterior...

Author(s)
Fox, J. G.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Biology and diseases of the ferret, 2014, Ed.3, pp 421-438
Abstract

Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is a pathogen of both humans and livestock in Africa and the Middle East. Severe human disease is associated with hepatitis and/or encephalitis. Current pathogenesis studies rely on rodents and nonhuman primates, which have advantages and disadvantages. We evaluated...

Author(s)
Barbeau, D. J.; Albe, J. R.; Nambulli, S.; Tilston-Lunel, N. L.; Hartman, A. L.; Lakdawala, S. S.; Klein, E.; Duprex, W. P.; McElroy, A. K.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, D.C., USA
Citation
mSphere, 2020, 5, 5,
Abstract

Background Atrioventricular canal defect is a rare congenital disorder of the heart and describes the presence of an atrial septal defect, a variable presentation of ventricular septal alterations including ventricular septal defect malformations in the mitral and tricuspid valves. The defect has...

Author(s)
Agudelo, C. F.; Jekl, V.; Hauptman, K.; Crha, M.; Kocaturk, M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2021, 17, 45, pp (22 January 2021)
Abstract

Hepatic toxicosis caused by copper accumulation has been reported in most domestic species, as well as multiple small exotic mammals, including ferrets, fruit bats, and sugar gliders. The purpose of this study was to determine the signalments, clinical presentations, and histologic findings...

Author(s)
Yuschenkoff, D.; Graham, J.; Barton, B. A.; Garner, M. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2021, 39, pp 51-56
Abstract

A 3-month-old intact female ferret (Mustela putorius furo) was presented with a 2-month history of ataxia. On physical examination, the ferret had difficulty standing upright. During the neurologic examination, the patient had a left head tilt and positional strabismus, circled to the left, and was ...

Author(s)
Moya, A.; Mínguez, J. J.; Martorell, J.; Gallinato, M. J.; Recio, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2014, 23, 3, pp 287-293
Abstract

Insulinoma and adrenal disease are the two most common endocrine disorders in older ferrets. These chronic diseases should be detected as early as possible by regular clinical monitoring as well as blood and ultrasound examinations. Clinical signs (posterior ataxia and nausea for insulinoma,...

Author(s)
Linsart, A.; Mentré, V.
Publisher
Newsmed, Paris, France
Citation
Point Vétérinaire, 2014, 45, 350, pp 30-34

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