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Tumor of the Spine (or Tail) and Cancer of the Cartilage in Ferrets

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Treatment

 

Ferrets suffering from chordomas should be treated on an inpatient basis. This includes surgery, should the tumor be located on the neck or upper back region, or tail amputation, should the tumor be located on the tail.

 

If the condition has caused paralysis in the ferret, recovery may be dependent on the length of time the ferret had the tumor and the extent of spinal compression -- smaller chordomas compress the spine less than larger chordomas.

 

Living and Management

 

Bringing your ferret into the veterinarian at the first sign of a nodule is key to managing the condition(s) and the ferret's ability to recover quickly. Once your veterinarian has diagnosed the type of tumor, he/she may then remove the tumor, either through surgical means (chordoma) or by amputating the ferret's tail (chondrosarcoma).

 

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  • Chordoma research
    11/04/2013 11:54am

    Dear all,

    I am researcher on a certain tumors in ferrets. This tumor of the tail, vertebrae or brain, called chordoma, rarely occurs.
    In case you or a friend of yours has a ferret with a tailtumor, braintumor or tumor in the spine, please contact me.

    My email is [email protected]

    All the best,

    Y. Yakkioui


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