Develop your knowledge and understanding of hypoparathyroidism in ferrets. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Endocrine conditions course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of hypoparathyroidism in ferrets, including:
Cause – may be inherited but has also been reported following thyroid or parathyroid gland surgery or immune-mediated parathyroid disease.
Signs – seizures, depression.
Diagnosis – serum biochemistry/PTH, ultrasonography, CT.
Treatment – calcium replacement therapy and/or vitamin D supplementation to ameliorate symptoms.
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.