Message Number: YG817 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-03-06 10:39:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: growth on eye lid


> I noticed a small growth on the inside of the upper lid of my ferret, it
> appears the same tissue as the underside of the eyelid, but appears as a
> small nodule can be seen when the eye is open. No redness to the eye, or
> tearing.
> Anyone have this in their ferret, or practice?
> Is this something that can grow and need removal, or just a protuberance
> of the tissue that is "normal"?

I'm a big believer in removing any masses near the eye, as they can
get too big for effective removal way too fast. I've seen something
similar to what you describe, and in at least one case, the mass was
malignant. Please have this removed and biopsied.

-Dr. Karen
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