Friday, September 29, 2017

3151. A hairless 24-month-old dwarf hamster squeaks and scratches his abdomen

No complaints about appetite. Squeaking frequently esp. when bloated abdomen is scratched. Squeaked and squeaked, but pass small stools.  A mass palpable in right abdomen.

X-ray show mass pushing up diaphragm. Liver or splenic tumour likely.

Jun 11, 2017  53 g   TP 50058  M 2 yr old
Myanmar father saw Youtube Toa Payoh Vets hamster cases. Came./
Right ear tumour excised  gas and electroexcision
Right forearm skin armpit wart removed.

Sep 29, 2017  X rays (above).

The reason for squeaking was the pain in the inflamed skin. The owner had applied oil onto the skin from head to toe. The skin becomes fiery red and hence painful. Some parts were flaky. 99% of the skin was hairless.

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