Develop your knowledge and understanding of dilated cardiomyopathy in ferrets. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Cardiac conditions course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of dilated cardiomyopathy in ferrets, including:
Cause – unknown.
Signs – lethargy, weakness, anorexia, weight loss, exercise intolerance, respiratory distress, weak pulse, pulse deficit, hypothermia, pallor, cyanosis, prolonged capillary refill time, posterior paresis, hepato-/splenomegaly and/or ascites, heart murmur, pulmonary edema.
Diagnosis – echocardiography, ultrasonography, radiography, blood tests, urinalysis.
Treatment – oxygen therapy, diuretics.
Prognosis – limited data to provide an accurate estimation of the prognosis.
Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Exotis (ferrets) followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
This course was written and peer reviewed by:
This module is worth approximately 30 minutes of CPD.