Message Number: YG5824 | New FHL Archives Search
From: meesh meesh
Date: 2001-07-27 16:07:00 UTC
Subject: meesh: left vs. right limb of pancreas; protein
requirements; enterotomy expertise

Hi all,
I remember hearing/reading somewhere a while back
that ferrets with insulinoma but no obvious tumors
upon surgery should have their right limb of the
pancreas removed as opposed to the left. I can't find
any references that state that the right limb is more
often affected than the left. Is this actually true?
If so, is this clincal experience or are there any
actual studies showing this? If there are, could I
have the references? My girl may have surgery next
week and I would love to show the surgeon this info if
it exists.
Also, does anyone know the protein requirements of
a ferret (daily requirements) - in grams?
In addition, I was given the impression that
enterotomies in ferrets are very difficult/delicate
surgeries and one would want someone with particular
expertise. How true is this?

Michaela Maurice
College of Veterinary Medicine
Columbus, Ohio

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