Message Number: YG1097 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Michael Janke
Date: 2001-03-11 09:36:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] steroid use in ferrets

I've never heard of "stealth" adrenal disease (which means nothing, of
course, since I'm not a vet) unless he used that term to mean that it was
undetected rather than as a type of adrenal disease. This sounds like
Cushings, but I thought ferrets don't get that, or at least, very rarely.


-----Original Message-----
From: dbrn2@a... [mailto:dbrn2@a...]
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2001 7:07 AM
> My best baby charlie died on january 20,2001
> from stealth adrenal disease (per the vet).

>autopsy revealed adrenal glands that were triple normal size, and an
>astronomically high cortisol level. there is a form of adrenal
>disease that elevates serum cortisol levels, and affects rbc