Inflammation and Scarring of the Liver and Bile Ducts in Hamsters

Treatment

 

There is no effective treatment for cholangiofibrosis.

 

Living and Management

 

The general outcome for hamsters affected with cholangiofibrosis is poor. Your veterinarian will instead focus on advising you on how to keep the hamster stress-free. He or she may also recommend changing the diet to contain less proteins and fats and more calcium and carbohydrates.

 

Prevention

 

Feeding your hamster a diet high in carbohydrates, calcium, and protein are known to have a protective action against hepatotoxic agents, which can produce cholangiofibrosis. Treating any infectious disease, which can affect the liver promptly, can also help in preventing cholangiofibrosis from developing.