Insulinoma in a ferret. Academic Article uri icon


  • Insulinoma was diagnosed in a 7-year-old female ferret examined because of generalized seizures, intermittent paraplegia, and abnormal behavior. Low serum glucose, high serum insulin, and infinite amended insulin/glucose ratio values in this ferret supported the clinical diagnosis of insulinoma. Histologic examination of the pancreas confirmed the diagnosis of insulinoma. The clinical signs and laboratory evaluations in this case and in a previously reported case of insulinoma in a ferret were consistent with variations reported in dogs with insulinoma.

author list (cited authors)

  • Luttgen, P. J., Storts, R. W., Rogers, K. S., & Morton, L. D.

citation count

  • 18

publication date

  • October 1986