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Old 02-13-2009, 11:07 AM
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Default Fur ball

I have read about fur balls and discussions as to whether they truly existed.
I saw one today that was removed by surgery from a female chin, @700 gms. It was about the size of a quarter. Vet said it was the first he has seen in over 20 years of practicing. The chin is recovering nicely.
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:07 AM United States
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Was there anything else in the hair ball or was it all hair? I've read that hair balls are usually caused by an existing impaction.
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:35 AM United States
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Alice Kline was the person that was our chinchilla vet expert. She had a large herd of animals herself and spent years and years studying them. She performed thousands of necropsy over the years and said at a seminar that she had never once found a hairball.

If this chin had a hairball, I would guess it was caused by something else.
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