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Ferret Hind-End Problems

Possible hind-end problems that may cause your ferret to have a walking problem.

By Sandra Mitchell, DVM, DABVP

The following conditions, in no particular order, are known to cause hind-end weakness in ferrets:

Hypoglycemia (insulinoma)
Cancer (lymphoma)
Aleutian disease virus
Heart disease
Toxin ingestion
Anemia
Discomfort (enlarged spleen, urinary obstruction)
Injury/fractures
Intervertebral disc disease
Thromboembolism
Chordomas
Poor appetite
Proliferative bowel disease
Vomiting
Myeloma
Sepsis (blood-borne infection)
Liver disease
Kidney disease


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what is hind end problem in a ferret
lillie, peoria, IL
Posted: 4/12/2013 4:50:38 PM
thanks
Erica, Denton, TX
Posted: 4/5/2012 2:55:24 PM
good article.
mary, ptld, ME
Posted: 5/27/2008 2:34:22 AM
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