December 27, 2017

Typical Cancers for Avian and Exotic Pets

What are the most commonly seen cancers in avian and exotic pets?

Jennifer Graham, DVM, DABVP (Avian/Exotic Companion Mammal Practice), associate professor of zoological animal medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University says that in avian species, veterinarians tend to see a lot squamous cell carcinoma, which is suspected to be caused by chronic malnutrition. 

Dr. Graham also discusses common cancers and their associated treatments for rabbits and ferrets.

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