Message Number: YG818 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-03-06 10:39:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Vet question:

>SNIP> In ferrets, I don't think that I
> have ever seen a nidus cause hairball formation. But vets like to
> cut things up anyway.
> Pathologists hate this - we like to photograph good stuff, but it's
> tough when everything comes in like hamburger. OK all you vets - if
> it looks interesting, paws off! I'll even send you a picture of it
> if I find anything good!
Hey, I was taught to cut everything in half (except hairballs)
before putting it in formalin!! Maybe I should stop? Wouldn't want
to get all these pathologist mad (why don't they tell us these things

-Dr. Karen