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Fecal analysis: occult blood

4ferrets

Overview

  • Low grade intestinal hemorrhage may produce no visible color change (occult blood) in feces but chemical testing can detect hemoglobin products.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Chemical analysis for hemoglobin products.

Availability

  • Routine laboratory test.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Tuffli S P, Gaschen F & Neiger R (2001) Effect of dietary factors on the detection of fecal occult blood in cats. J vet diagn invest 13 (2), 177-179 PubMed.
  • Jinbo T et al (1998) Immunological determination of fecal hemoglobin in dogs. Vet res commun 22 (3), 193-201.
  • Jinbo T et al (1997) Experimental detection of canine hemoglobin (occult blood) in canine feces by reversed passive latex agglutination. 21 (5), 347-353 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Fox J G & Marini R P (eds) (2014) Biology and Diseases of the Ferret. 3rd edn. Wiley Blackwell, USA. pp 835.

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