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From: - Z -
Date: 2005-06-28 18:43:15 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Hard lymph gland(s)
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>I have an odd question. Since Bianca has been on the pred (for the
>insulinoma), I noticed that the left lymph node above her should has gotten very
>with almost sharp edges and the one in the armpit is getting that way. What is
>causing this? Should they be removed.

Well, I am not a vet and I am very sorry to be a bearer of potential bad news, but
I have had experience with three ferrets with lymphoma, and all of them presented
with hard peripheral lymph nodes. Ferrets do build up fat deposits in the same
places, but those feel squishy and irregular in shape. One way to know for sure
if it is lymphoma or not is to have the vet do a needle aspirate of the hard
glands and get them tested. In my opinion, this is something that a good ferret
vet should have thought of right away--did your vet mention lymphoma or rule it