Message Number: YG3175 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-03 01:14:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Partial Hepatectomy

Hi Kim,
In order to give you answers to your questions,
we will need to know what type of tumor it was.
Did the vet send the tumor out to a pathologist
to make a diagnosis? Once we know what type of
cancer it is, we can give a better prediction of what
to expect in the future.
Some ferrets will be become hypoglycemic after removing
part of the liver, so I would check his glucose level and
add dextrose to his fluids/food if needed.
Hope that helps,
Jerry Murray, DVM