Message Number: YG3181 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-03 07:43:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Partial Hepatectomy

Thanks for the info. I'll call my vet and see what he did with the
tumor. We normally send all of them out to the pathologist, but for
some reason I'm guessing he didn't do it with this tumor. Maybe he
thought it didn't matter considering how old Gommer is, but again
I'll check. I'll also watch Goomer's blood sugar closely. If
hypoglycemia develops, will it be a temporary or long term condition?
Or is this a a wait and see situation?

Kim Schilling

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., AFERRETVET@c... wrote:
> 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