Colorado Springs, United States
15th Aug 2017
This post is from Dr. Murarka, I am posting behalf of him This is Spike. He is a bearded dragon and he's 8 months old. We saw him 2 and a half weeks ago with a rectal prolapse. We operated and placed three sutures. We then sent home with Baytril and metacam and they came back again about a week later for a recheck and we removed the sutures and everything was fine. We saw again today with a huge rectal prolapse, much bigger than before. Again, we corrected with great difficulty, placed the sutures, gave barium, and gave B-complex injection. We wanted to do x-rays and owner declined. Recommend fecal test, dewormer, and Beta carotene. If anyone who does exotics has anymore suggestions please let me know.
4th May 2016
H. Long, N. di Girolamo, P. Selleri, C. Palmieri, Polyostotic Lymphoma in a Ferret (Mustela putorius furo), Journal of Comparative Pathology, Available online 1 May 2016, ISSN 0021-9975, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpa.2016.03.003. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021997516300159) Abstract: An 8.5-year-old, neutered female ferret (Mustela putorius furo) was presented with tachypnoea, polyuria, polydipsia, anorexia and depression. Radiographs revealed multiple osteolytic lesions of the bone, characterized cytologically by the infiltration of medium- to large-sized lymphocytes. The animal was humanely destroyed and post-mortem examination revealed multifocal masses obliterating the bone marrow of the mandible, right and left humeri and femur, and consisting of an infiltrative population of neoplastic lymphocytes. Immunohistochemical labelling for CD3 and CD79a revealed a CD3-positive neoplastic population. A diagnosis of polyostotic T-cell lymphoma was made, which is the first report of this condition in a ferret.