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Date: 2010-09-07 02:06:40 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Mast cell tumor surgery

> [Malignant mast cell tumors are far more
> likely in other species and some labs and
> vets unused to ferrets will assume that
> ferrets are like dogs on this score when they
> are not, so not all reports are reliable.
> That said, there have been some malignant
> mast cell tumors but vanishingly few, and
> they tend to occur when the mast cell tumor
> is internal rather than in the skin.
> -- Moderator]

In my ferrets case all three tumors were on the skin and biopsies showed malignancy, there were no assumptions. This ferret also had malignant melanoma, which occurred later.

Karen McCabe


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