Message Number: YG2581 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-04-15 22:09:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Dr. Williams Still Offline

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., moreferrets@h... wrote:

> perhaps then you didn't receive my recent e-mail? i mentioned
> clyde...critter with the "icky" cancer of the omentum, for lack of
> better source or fact my vet DID take both samples
> photos during the autopsy, which was performed within 20 hours of
> death (i'd have to check for an exact time)! should have known :)
> anyway, would this information and tissue be of any use to your
> collection?

Yes, this would be of great interest. You may forward them to me at :

Dr. Bruce William
Dept. of Telemedicine
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Washington, DC 20306-6000

There is no charge for the examination.
> also, did you happen to see my post with photos of little al, who i
> lost to a mysterious creeping paralysis (ferret MS?!?)? i haven't
> seen any vets reply and have received several mails asking if i
> did find out anything more. one of the mails asked if an autopsy
> been done...should have mentioned that in fact a cursory autopsy
> done, but i have no confidence in it. al was then carelessly
> discarded (i bring home my critters for burial) with all due haste
> against my wishes, so i couldn't have any further study done. :(

I do remember seeing this before my connection went down (I probably
would grow old waiting for it to download today on my slow
connection.) The decrease in body mass was tremendous, but without
the availability of tissues, especially brain, peripheral nerve, and
spinal cord, I wouldn't want to comment on this case.

with kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, dVM