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A 6-year-old female domestic ferret presented with a 3-day history of lethargy and anorexia. Clinical examination revealed severe jaundice, painful abdominal palpation, and a mass in the left cranial abdomen. Blood diagnostic tests of the patient revealed a regenerative anemia, severe neutrophilic...

Author(s)
Vilalta, L.; Espada, Y.; Majó, N.; Martorell, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2016, 25, 4, pp 321-326
Abstract

A 5.5-y-old spayed female ferret (Mustela putorius furo) with a history of adrenal disease, respiratory disease, and chronic obesity was evaluated for progressive lethargy and ataxia, diminished appetite, and possible polyuria and polydipsia. Physical examination revealed obesity, lethargy,...

Author(s)
Phair, K. A.; Carpenter, J. W.; Schermerhorn, T.; Ganta, C. K.; DeBey, B. M.
Publisher
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Memphis, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 2011, 50, 4, pp 531-535
Abstract

A 6-year-old spayed female ferret (Mustela putorius furo) exhibiting clinical signs of weakness, anorexia, lethargy, weight loss, and frequent urination was presented for a veterinary evaluation to determine the underlying cause of the aforementioned abnormal behavior and clinical condition....

Author(s)
D'Ovidio, D.; Rossi, G.; Melidone, R.; Menna, F.; Fioretti, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2012, 21, 3, pp 238-242
AbstractFull Text

Metabolic and endocrine characteristics of pregnancy toxemia are well documented in small ruminants, but less known in other species. The objective of this study was to measure plasma levels of certain metabolites and metabolic hormones related to the energetic status in blood from sick and...

Author(s)
Prohaczik, A.; Kulcsar, M.; Huszenicza, G.
Publisher
Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Citation
Veterinární Medicína, 2009, 54, 2, pp 75-80
Abstract

A 2-year-old ferret was referred with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus [Quebec, Canada; date not given]. The animal died despite insulin therapy and was submitted for necropsy. Light microscopic examination revealed a mild hepatic lipidosis and pancreatic lesions consisting of a diffuse vacuolation ...

Author(s)
Benoit-Biancamano, M. O.; Morin, M.; Langlois, I.
Publisher
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Veterinary Journal, 2005, 46, 10, pp 895-897
Abstract

Ten cases of pregnancy toxaemia in jills were evaluated. Jills were in late pregnancy (mean, 38 days; range, 34-42 days) and had large litters (mean, 11.5 kits; range, 7-15). The commonest clinical signs of disease were lethargy, inappetence, dehydration and excess shedding. Haematological and...

Author(s)
Batchelder, M. A.; Bell, J. A.; Erdman, S. E.; Marini, R. P.; Murphy, J. C.; Fox, J. G.
Citation
Laboratory Animal Science, 1999, 49, 4, pp 372-379
Abstract

The papers in this symposium on exotic pets including birds, reptiles, rabbits, ferrets, guineapigs, hamsters, rats and mice are Practical treatment and control on common ectoparasites in exotic pets; Practical treatment and control of common endoparasites in exotic pets; Diagnosing and treating ...

Author(s)
Doolen, M.
Citation
Veterinary Medicine, 1996, 91, 7, pp 631...655
Abstract

Megaesophagus develops in adult ferrets. The aetiopathogenesis is unknown. Diagnosis of megaesophagus can usually be made on the basis of radiography. Oesophagoscopy or positive-contrast oesophagography may be used to detect trauma, stricture, or obstruction. Megaesophagus in ferrets is often...

Author(s)
Blanco, M. C.; Fox, J. G.; Rosenthal, K.; Hillyer, E. V.; Quesenberry, K. E.; Murphy, J. C.
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 1994, 205, 3, pp 444-447

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