Wilf the duprasi came to see Yvette at our Langley Mill practice as he was having some issues that were proving rather tricky for his usual vets to decipher. As well as generally feeling sore and sorry for himself, he had a lump on his tummy. He weighed less than 100g bodyweight so surgery can be a bit trickier than in larger patients!
After a thorough examination, Wilf underwent surgery to remove some very strange structures! He had abscesses within the accessory sex glands attached to his prostate, which had to be very carefully removed. We also neutered him at the same time as we know that issues with the prostate and associated tissues are often testosterone-influenced.
Back to his usual self
A week on, Wilf is back to his normal cheeky, very cuddly self! He usually only likes being handled by his owner but he was really good for the team at Langley Mill and had lots of cuddles!
Wilf isn’t a species that we see very often in clinic – he’s a duprasi, otherwise known as a fat-tailed gerbil.