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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2010-10-06 17:02:43 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Ella update

Spleens can enlarge from either infection or malignancy but an
irregular margin or irregular thicknesses tend to be more likely with

I've heard of ferrets whose spleen ruptured and it being fatal, that
seems to be the unavoidable norm when that happens with them. On the
other hand, I have read of 2 or 3 ferrets in the last almost 30 years
whose spleens showed signs of having ruptured and self corrected at
some time when necropsies were done, but those could not have caused
severe bleeding for whatever reason because the owners never noticed
anything and were surprised to hear the news.

Someone else is likely to know more than I do on this topic.

Sukie (not a vet)

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"All hail the procrastinators for they shall rule the world tomorrow."
(2010, Steve Crandall)


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