Develop your knowledge and understanding of hair balls in ferrets. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Common GI conditons course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of hair balls in ferrets, including:
Cause – a trichobezoar is a mass found in the gastrointestinal system formed from the ingestion of hair.
Signs – nausea, inappetence or anorexia, weight/condition loss, lethargy.
Diagnosis – palpation, radiography, ultrasonography, endoscopy, CT, exploratory laparotomy.
Treatment – surgical removal, medication to decrease ulceration.
Prognosis – good.
Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Exotis (ferrets) followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
This course was written and peer reviewed by:
This module is worth approximately 30 minutes of CPD.