Message Number: YG5839 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-27 16:56:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] meesh: left vs. right limb of

Hi Michaela,
I do not know if there are any published studies on
locations of insulinomas in ferrets. In Feldman and
Nelson's Endrocrinology book (second edition) there is
a summary of 72 insulinomas in dogs. 47% were in the
right lobe, 40% in the left lobe, and 13% in the central area.
Thus there is no predisposition for tumor location in the dog
pancreas. If no tumor can be seen or palpated then removal
of the right lobe may help.
Enterotomies in ferrets are similiar to dogs and cats except
the intestinal tract is smaller, so smaller sized suture material is

needed (4-0). Also making the incision in a longitudinal direction
closing it in a transverse direction helps prevent post-op
Hope that helps,
Jerry Murray, DVM
PS The Sept + Nov 1999 Compendiums have articles about ferret