Message Number: YG2504 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-04-12 10:47:00 UTC
Subject: Re: AIHA

For vets and other professionals:

One thing that I have had the opportunity to see in AIHA ferrets
(usually they go so quick all we get is the tissue) is a peripheral
blood smear. I would be interested to see if they manifest with
spherocytes (abnormally shaped RBC,s with a diminished oxygen-
carrying capacity) as other species do.

If you ever hve a suspect case of AIHA in a ferret, please remember
to make some peripheral blood smears! I know that everything happens
very quickly with them, and you are often tied up trying to keep them
afloat, but this type of information is sorely needed.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, DVM, DACVP
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