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Successful medical management of lumbar intervertebral disc prolapse in a ferret.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20630019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thoracolumbar disc herniation was diagnosed in a two-year-old ferret using a myelogram followed by a computed tomography scan. The ferret was paraplegic with no control over urination and defecation. Conservative treatment that included cage rest and passive range of motion exercises for three weeks followed by extensive physiotherapy and hydrotherapy resulted in full recovery two months after the onset of treatment. Although intervertebral disc disease has been reported previously in four ferrets, this is the first report in which a postmyelogram computed tomography was used to demonstrate the herniated disc, and physiotherapy was used as principal treatment modality.
I Srugo; O Chai; D Yaakov; L Sharon; M H Shamir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of small animal practice     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1748-5827     ISO Abbreviation:  J Small Anim Pract     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-30     Completed Date:  2010-10-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0165053     Medline TA:  J Small Anim Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  447-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Intervertebral Disk*
Intervertebral Disk Displacement / diagnosis,  therapy,  veterinary*
Lumbar Vertebrae*
Physical Therapy Modalities / veterinary
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / veterinary
Treatment Outcome

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