Message Number: SG4933 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2003-06-07 02:28:06 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Digest 7 Jun 2003 02:17:35 -0000 Issue 335
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In a message dated 06/06/03 10:20:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> Based on the CBC, aplastic anemia is suspected. Aplastic anemia is most
> commonly associated with prolonged estrus in intact females. Aplastic anemia in
> neutered males is much less common, but has been reported due to
> hypersplenism, a rare diagnosis in ferrets that is usually associated wiuth other
> clinical signs (anorexia, fever). Re sampling on the bone marrow is recommended.
I would be far more suspicious of adrenal disease, which is known to be a
potential cause of aplastic anemia. Hypersplenism isn't really an issue, IMO. I
have seen plenty of ferrets with nodules on their spleens, and never yet had
one be a problem that way.

Dr. Ruth
Find it. Fix it. And fly again.