Message Number: YG4017 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-05-26 15:15:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Spleen question

Ulrike wrote:
> Hello
> My Jack has a pretty big spleen I think and I'm really worried. It seems
> the spleen is getting bigger and Jack is getting so thin, he's been on the
> thin side with a big tummy for a while but now he seems worse. Before the
> big tummy seemed to be fat that had collected in the abdomen but now it's
> full of spleen. I tried to measure the spleen, when he's asleep and relaxed
> I can feel the spleen okay and it seemed 6in x 3in? Is that big? (He is a

THere is some information on http;// that I think
you should read. It concerns splenomegaly and helicobacter. If I
understand it, Dr. Williams suspects that the enlarged spleen that we
sometimes see in ferrets with no obvious cause may be a reaction to
helicobacter infection. Check it out.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde