Two unusual tumours in a ferret (Mustela putorius furo)

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Abstract

This case report describes the clinical history, diagnosis and treatment of a ferret with a tumour of the right adrenal gland and insulinomas of the pancreas. Histopathology of both lesions confirmed the diagnoses. Clinical signs of the adrenal gland tumour were a swollen vulva, overgrooming, sexual activity and pruritus. The clinical signs suggesting insulinomas were collapse of the ferret, disorientation and ptyalism. A low blood glucose level assisted the diagnosis of insulinomas. This is believed to be the first reported case of concurrent insulinomas and adrenal gland tumour in a ferret in the United Kingdom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-459
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Small Animal Practice
Volume45
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004

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