Message Number: YG2072 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-04-02 23:02:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Hematoma

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Luckydog" <luckydog@l...> wrote:
> Hello Everyone-
> I have an 8 year old neutered male ferret named Mr. Jib. Last week
> developed a large hematoma on his belly down by his hind legs. His
> says she has never seen that in a ferret. His blood work was
normal and the
> fluid sample showed no signs of cancerous cells.
> I was wondering if anyone out there has seen this problem? The vet
> want to drain it because she thinks he is not clotting properly.
> Thanks.

Dear Rebekah -

This is another case in which a photo would be really helpful. Of
course trauma should be considered, but I would also suggest the
pssibility of a vascular tumor, such as a hemangiosarcoma. A biopsy
in this case may be helpful for Mr. Jib. As it sounds like an
interesting case, I would be happy to evaluate this sample for you
(of course, at no charge.) I'd also like to see some photos if you
can upload them to the group.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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