Date: 2001-03-19 17:55:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] mast cell tumors
Since most mast cell tumors are benign, you might
want to consider using cryosurgery to freeze it off.
The spleen may be the more serious of the 2 problems.
I would suggest a fine needle aspirate to try to diagnose
what the nodule is. Ferrets do just fine without a spleen,
but I would not suggest it for a 8 year old ferret.
Jerry Murray, DVM
PS People also do fine without a spleen. They took mine
out when I was 3 years old.