From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-03-22 07:19:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Photos for the Front Page of the FHL
--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., steve austin <kazpat1@j...> wrote:
> "The FHL solicits high-quality images of medical conditions for the
> front page. Each image will run for approximately one week, and
> the photographer's permission, may be added to the FHL's file
> for more lasting availability. All copyright is retained by the
> photographer, and is not transferred to the FHL."
> How do we submit these pics?
> If I have a pic that is pretty usual, like rat tail, or mast cell
> but no official diagnosis, can this still be used?
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Simply upload your image to the Files section of the Group, and post
a short description. If you are especially proud of your image, you
may opt to notify the group that it has been uploaded at that time,
or you may simply place it there for informational purposes. If we
select your image to put on the front page, then we will email you to
further discuss the case.
For fairly characteristic lesions, such as you describe above, a
definitive diagnosis established via biopsy is not always necessary.
Many lesions, such as the ones that have already graced the front
page, are eaily diagnosed with a photograph (welcome to the world of
telemedicine!) The appearance of a solitary mast cell tumor is often
characteristic enough for most vets to make a diagnosis from a high
quality photograph (although I do recommend excision of all skin
tumors, regardless of whether you photograph them or not!)
Remember everyone, a diagnosis does not equate with definitive
With kindest regards,
Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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