Urinary tract disease

From Ferret

Urinary tract disease in mustelids is relatively common, especially domestic ferrets.

Diseases which have been reported include:

Urinary tract disease often presents with haematuria, polyuria and sometimes stranguria.

In ferrets, stranguria (painful, frequent urination) is often associated with hyperadrenocorticism and prostate enlargement.


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