Message Number: FHL5528 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Tressie"
Date: 2008-07-18 02:00:33 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Sam's covered in raised red spots

Hi Bonnie,

Check out the May/June 2007 issue of Ferrets Magazine, p. 42, in an
article by Dr. Williams, entitled 'Weird, Wild and Wonderful' in
which he describes 'Telangiectasia' - dilation of the vessels of the
skin in an adrenal ferret. Most of the 'spots' look more like
varicose veins might look in humans, except red rather than bluish -
but some do appear more spot-like.


--- In, "bonswar" <bonnierussell@...>
> Sam is approx 4 year old male ferret. He had a bilateral
adrenalectomy and insulinoma
> surgery in November of 07. I adopted him in January 08 and soon
thereafter noticed a few red spots
> on his belly where his hair had not yet grown back from surgery. I
then noticed that he had
> red spots on his skin beneath his coat. He has no itching, nor any
scaliness. It is
> hard to tell from the photo but the spots are slightly redder and
more raised then they
> appear in the photos. He has the spots all over his body, even his
head and snout. His hair
> has grown back beautifully. I have been hesitant to pursue any
further treatments
> since he seems to experience no discomfort. Any ideas? Does anyone
think i should continue
> to try to treat as skin infection?


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