Avian, Exotics & Zoological

Vimago™ Exotic Use Case – Ferret

The patient was seen on August 18 2020 by another DVM at the same facility for having small difficult bowel movements and lethargy. X-rays were done and a suspicious soft tissue mass was seen on the caudal dorsal aspect of her abdomen. The patient was prescribed enteric formula containing Reglan, kaolin, pectin, and Spectam and has not improved. The patient has lost 169 grams and appears lethargic and dehydrated. An HDVI scan was recommended to rule out potential mass or neoplasia. The DVM used his Vimago HDVI CT to perform a survey and post-contrast CT of the caudal thorax and abdomen to gather more information.

CT findings and reports are provided by Peregrine Radiology.

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"Yesterday, Dr. Doug Mader, a sea turtle veterinary specialist, and Zoo Miami veterinary consultant met with Zoo Miami Associate Zoo Veterinarian, Dr. Marisa Bezjian, and the Animal Health Team, to closely examine the turtle and performed further tests that included an ultrasound and a CT scan. The CT scan was performed by Dr. Xavier Meaux of Mobile Pet Imaging who brought his special mobile CT scanner...

Sadly, the decision was made to humanely euthanize it to prevent any further suffering...

The team had put in many hours treating this individual in hopes that she could recover, so this diagnosis was devastating. However, they are trying to take some comfort in knowing that they made every effort to help this animal and have ended her suffering in a humane manner.

We hope that this sad story helps to raise awareness among boaters to be on the lookout for these threatened and endangered species so that in the future, incidents like these can be avoided."