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Clinical aspects of systemic granulomatous inflammatory syndrome in ferrets (Mustela putorius furo)
  1. D. Perpiñán, DVM, MSc1 and
  2. C. López, DVM2
  1. 1 Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 South 10th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68107, USA
  2. 2 Maragall Exotics Centre Veterinari, Xiprer 53, 08041 Barcelona, Spain


Nine ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) were diagnosed with systemic granulomatous inflammatory syndrome between 2005 and 2006. Common signs included diarrhoea, lethargy, weight loss, and weakness in the hindlimbs. Pathological findings consisted of mesenteric lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, hypergammaglobulinaemia and non-regenerative anaemia. The condition was progressive and fatal in all the cases.

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