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F errets are a popular pet in the US. According to the AVMA, over 300,000 households in the US own ferrets 1 ; thus, there is demand for high-quality medical care for client-owned ferrets. Prognosis plays a vital role in medical decision

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Ferrets are becoming increasingly popular as household pets. 1–3 As the population of pet ferrets increases, uroliths are being recognized with increased frequency. For example, in 1981, the Minnesota Urolith Center analyzed uroliths from only 2

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A 7-month-old castrated male Fitch ferret weighing 1.2 kg (2.6 lb) was admitted to the Frégis Veterinary Hospital Center exotic animal service for evaluation of 3 episodes of pelvic limb weakness during the previous 2 weeks. The ferret's appetite

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species vulnerable to chronic cholestatic syndromes (ie, humans and domestic cats with chronic immune-mediated cholangiohepatitis but not dogs). 7 – 11 Because ferret hepatobiliary disorders are similar to conditions common in the domestic cat, chronic

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Introduction A 10-month-old spayed female ferret presented to Angell Animal Medical Center for frequent straining to urinate and defecate, occasional hematochezia and intermittent, reducible prolapse of the rectal mucosa. The ferret was

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A 7.5-year-old female spayed ferret weighing 0.619 kg (1.36 lb) was evaluated at the Veterinary Center for Birds and Exotics, Bedford Hills, NY, because of weight loss despite a good appetite. A diagnosis of pancreatic insulinoma had been made

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A 0.635-kg (1.4-lb) 8-month-old spayed female domestic ferret ( Mustela putorius furo ) was referred on an emergency basis to the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California-Davis because of severe

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A 4-year-old 1.17-kg (2.6-lb) castrated male domestic ferret ( Mustela putorius furo ) was referred to the Exotic Pet Service at Cornell University Hospital for Animals because of intermittent seizures. The ferret had been examined by the

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Cardiac disease is frequently diagnosed in client-owned ferrets ( Mustela putorius furo ). Studies conducted to evaluate cardiac function in ferrets include echocardiographic, 1,2 ECG, 3 and radiographic 4 findings for clinically normal ferrets

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A 6-year-old spayed female Fitch domestic ferret was examined because of lethargy, pruritus, and persistent alopecia. The ferret had a 4-year history of chronic cough, and thoracic radiography 8 months earlier had revealed an alveolar pattern in

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