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Background: Insulinoma is common for the presentation of ferrets to veterinarians. This beta-cell adenocarcinoma secrets insulin resulting in hyperinsulinemia and hypoglycemia. Medical and surgical options exist for treatment of insulinoma in the ferret. Surgical treatment is considered gold...

Author(s)
Pierce, K. N.; Lee, S.; Pacheco, R.; Sadar, M. J.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2020, 34, pp 15-17
Abstract

The restraint of ferrets for physical examination and venipuncture often employs chemical means with parenteral drug injection or inhalant anesthetics. These methods often result in agitation, pain at the injection site, increased stress, and increased cost. A transmucosal (TM) detomidine gel has...

Author(s)
Phillips, B. E.; Harms, C. A.; Messenger, K. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2015, 24, 4, pp 446-454
Abstract

A 1.5 year old neutered male pet ferret (Mustela putorius furo) was presented with a sudden onset of severe weakness. The ferret was kept with three healthy mates, was vaccinated against distemper regularly and was never ill before presentation. Clinically, the ferret was depressed, had a...

Author(s)
Müller, K.; Dietert, K.; Kershaw, O.
Publisher
Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, Hannover, Germany
Citation
Berliner und Münchener Tierärztliche Wochenschrift, 2015, 128, 1/2, pp 70-75
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Case Description: A 7.5-year-old spayed female ferret was evaluated because of weight loss despite a good appetite. Pancreatic insulinoma had been diagnosed at another animal hospital on the basis of detection of low blood glucose concentration on 1 occasion; however, concurrent determination of...

Author(s)
Hess, L.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2012, 241, 11, pp 1490-1494
Abstract

The effect of surgical excision and/or medical treatments mainly with the administration of leuprolide acetate in 58 ferrets was retrospectively investigated. Among histological types, a 6-month survival rate was the lowest in ferrets with adrenocortical adenocarcinoma, however nearly 70% of the...

Author(s)
Miwa, Y.; Sasaki, N.
Publisher
Japan Veterinary Medical Association, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Journal of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association, 2011, 64, 7, pp 554-558
Abstract

An approximately 9-year-old castrated male ferret was presented for physical examination. Chronic hyperglycemia and glycosuria were observed, and the patient was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. The owner declined treatment for diabetes; therefore, the patient was monitored. Adrenal disease was...

Author(s)
Tsukane, M.; Tsukane, E.
Publisher
Japanese Society of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Tottori, Japan
Citation
Journal of Animal Clinical Medicine, 2015, 24, 1, pp 23-26
Abstract

Diabetes mellitus (DM) was diagnosed in a 6-year-old neutered male ferret with polyuria/polydipsia, symmetrical alopecia, and weight loss. Laboratory tests revealed severe hyperglycemia, glucosuria, and increased steroid hormone profile. Abdominal ultrasound revealed a bilateral enlargement of the...

Author(s)
Boari, A.; Papa, V.; Silverio, F. di; Aste, G.; Olivero, D.; Rocconi, F.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Research Communications, 2010, 34, Supplement 1, pp S107-S110
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
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Author(s)
Campbell-Ward, M. L.; Rand, J.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Clinical endocrinology of companion animals, 2013, pp 191-200
Abstract

A three-year-old neutered female ferret weighing 800 g was brought to our clinic with anorexia, nausea, and abdominal distension/pain. Clinical examination confirmed dehydration, hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, intraperitoneal lymph node swelling, and splenomegaly. Abdominal X-ray findings...

Author(s)
Onuma, M.; Ono, S.; Ishida, T.; Shibuya, H.; Sato, T.
Publisher
Japan Veterinary Medical Association, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Journal of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association, 2010, 63, 3, pp 205-207

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