From: "Sukie Crandall"
Date: 2006-12-19 15:40:48 UTC
Subject: RE: [ferrethealth] Re: Ferret with extremely large abdominal tumor update
Given the description and type of worsening it is possible that there was a chronic infection
and the Pred, being a steroid, suppressed the immune system enough that it took off. That
would also enlarge the spleen.
Just a guess but it seems to fit.
A large spleen can suppress appetite, BTW, and so can the most common infection that
enlarges it in ferrets: Helicobacter.
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