Skin neoplasia in a hamster

8 Skin neoplasia in a hamster


Historically, owners of small rodents have been reluctant to consult veterinary clinicians for treatment of illnesses in their pets. However, there is often a close bond between owner and pet, particularly if a child is the predominant carer, and the veterinary clinician will now regularly be called upon to treat these animals. It is important to provide an attentive and professional service, as this is an opportunity to imprint the importance of animal welfare and veterinary care of pets in the child’s formative years.


An 18-month-old male Syrian hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) (see Box 8.1) presented as a second opinion case with a non-healing lesion on the lateral body wall.

BOX 8.1 Ecology of Syrian hamsters

Sep 3, 2016 | Posted by in SMALL ANIMAL | Comments Off on Skin neoplasia in a hamster
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