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Surgical excision and morphological evaluation of altered abdominal scent glands in Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus)
  1. M. Deutschland, DrMedVet, MRCVS1,
  2. D. Denk, DrMedVet, MRCVS2,
  3. G. Skerritt, BVSc, DipECVN, FRCVS1 and
  4. U. Hetzel, DrMedVet, DrRerNat, FTA (Pathologie), MRCVS2
  1. Chester Gates Referral Hospital, Telford Court, Chestergates, Chester, CH1 6LT, UK
  2. Veterinary Pathology, School of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZJ, UK
  1. E-mail for correspondence mdeutschland{at}

An effective surgical procedure for the removal of suspected neoplasms of the scent gland in Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) is presented. Information on the range of neoplastic processes and their clinical behaviour, based on the excision and morphological examination of localised scent gland abnormalities of 16 privately owned male gerbils is also provided. This report includes the first description of scent gland epitheliomas.

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