The major goal of therapy is to treat the underlying disease, including diseases of the kidney, liver, and lungs. Successful treatment should ultimately resolve the problem of melena. Fluid therapy will be given to replace deficit fluids in the body, and in some patients with severe blood loss and anemia, a whole blood transfusion may be required.
Ferrets experiencing continuous vomiting will need medication both to control the vomiting and to allow them to be able to hold their food long enough for it to digest. In cases of severe ulcers or tumor(s) in the gastrointestinal tract, surgery may be required.
The term for black feces that has blood in it
A term for a type of neoplasm that is made up of lymphoid tissue; these masses are usually malignant in nature
A chemical change that has to do with adding oxygen or something like it
A cavity in the mouth where the respiratory systems and gastrointestinal systems come together
A cavity within a bone; may also indicate a flow or channel
The protein that moves oxygen in the blood
A medical condition in which the stomach becomes inflamed
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.
The result of a malignant growth of the tissue of the epithelial gland.
The end of the gastrointestinal tract; the opening at the end of the tract.
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
A localized infection, usually a lesion filled with pus. Can be large or small in size.
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine