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  • Re: sneezing

    This happened with one of mine. Called vet and he said something may be in his nose. Couldn't see anything just looking at him so I got a magnifying glass and

    helpferrets 3 days ago
  • Re: sneezing

    She may have a tumor in or near her nasal cavity.  Jeff Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone ...   Our little girl has started

    innerharmony 3 days ago
  • sneezing

    Our little girl has started sneezing--not just the usual dust-up-the nose but non stop all the time she is awake? She will be seeing a vet, but wondering if

    fivepointsferretrefuge 3 days ago
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Welcome to the Ferret Health List

Take a look at the photo of Beasley, to the right. Notice the puffiness around his neck? The immediate concern with this appearance is swollen lymph nodes.

Beasley was fortunate; the large deposits in his neck were only fat. That is something ferrets do at times which surprises some vets who are not used to ferrets. Some other ferrets will have hard ball-like structures --kind of like marbles -- in that same position. That alternative type of swelling happens when the lymph nodes are enlarged. Infection can create swollen lymph nodes, but so can lymphoma.

When that type of swelling happens it pays to either have a node removed for biopsy or to have an aspirate taken from the node. Removal is harder but much more accurate. Either approach can prove very useful.

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  • Mar 28, 2006
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