Dana's x-ray pictures


X-rays 10-01-2005.

The x-rays didn't work very well, photographing them I mean. That's why I am putting on quite a few even though they look almost identical...




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Chest/ heart x-ray. Heart is pushing oesophagus up.




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Chest/ heart x-ray.




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Chest/ heart x-ray.




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Chest/ heart x-ray. The left side is her left side, she was lying on her stomach/ sternum.




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Abdominal x-ray which was much clearer in real life. On the right side you can see 3 shapes and on the left just one.




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Same x-ray as above but with arrows...





Blood test values from 10.01.05:

BIOCHEMISTRY

Total Protein 72.1 g/l (51 - 74)
Albumin 32.2 g/l (26 - 41)
Globulin 39.9 g/l
Creatinine 52 umol/l (< 75.0)
ALP 103 iu/l (34 - 66)
ALT 71 iu/l
Urea 37.9 mmol/l (1.9 - 7.49)

HAEMATOLOGY

Haemoglobin 13.6 g/l (12.0 - 18.0)
Red Blood Cells 9.89 x10^12/l (6.7 - 12.1)
PCV 0.445 % (0.43 - 0.55)
MCHC 30.6 g/dl
MCH 13.8 pg
MCV 45.0 fl
Platelets 654 x10^9l (297-910)
White Blood Cells 8.7 x10^9l (3.5 - 7.0)
Neutrophils 66% 5.74 x10^9l (1.5 - 2.9)
Neutrophils (Band) 0% 0.00 x10^9l
Lymphocytes 17% 1.48 x10^9l (1.7 - 2.9)
Monocytes 7% 0.61 x10^9l
Eosinophils 10% 0.87 x10^9l ( < 0.35)
Haematologists Comment Unremarkable cellular morphology seen throughout film.

CLINICAL COMMENTS

This profile appears to be consistent with your diagnosis of cardiac disease (presumed congestive cardiomyopathy) with elevated urea.  Otherwise the changes seen do not appear too significant although the eosinophil count is 10% of the total white cells the normal range in ferrets is reported up to 8% in some texts. It might be useful to attempt to improve cardiac function using ACE inhibitors such as enalapril (0.5mg/kg sid).