Charles Louis Davis and Samuel Wesley Thompson DVM Foundation

For the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology

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  • SPECIES:
    • FERRET
  • SYSTEM:
    • GASTROINTESTINAL
  • ORGAN:
    • STOMACH
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • GASTRIC HEMORRHAGE/MELENA
  • CAUSE:
    • GASTRIC ULCERS
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • WILLIAMS
  • INSTITUTION:
    • Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
  • GENPATH:
    • ULCER, ULCERATION/HEMORRHAGE/EDEMA
  • COMMENTS:
    • The presence of melena ("coffee grounds") in the stomach of ferrets is indicative of gastric ulcers. Most cases of ulcers are pinpoint ulcers which are concentrated in the pylorus. In such animals, feces are generally black and loose.