Evaluating and Stabilizing the Critical Ferret: Initial Assessment, Differential Diagnosis, and Diagnostic Plan

Keith G. Benson, Jan C. Ramer, Joanne R Paul-Murphy

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Abstract

Because of their small size and unique diseases, critically ill ferrets can be a diagnostic and treatment challenge for clinicians. Ferrets are often in advanced stages of a disease process at the time of presentation, necessitating aggressive supportive care. History and clinical signs can be vague; thus the differential diagnosis list may include many disorders, such as metabolic disease, toxicity, cardiac disease, neurologic disease, and neoplasia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-258
Number of pages7
JournalCompendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian
Volume22
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Ferrets
ferrets
diagnostic
Differential Diagnosis
Disease
nervous system diseases
Metabolic Diseases
metabolic diseases
heart diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Critical Illness
Heart Diseases
History
toxicity
history
neoplasms
Neoplasms

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