Typical Cancers for Avian and Exotic Pets

December 27, 2017

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.