Message Number: YG1158 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-12 12:01:00 UTC
Subject: Lysodren vs. Lupron

I am new to this list, so I apologize if these questions have been
asked before. I have 5 ferrets. X-rays confirmed that "Rascal" has
a mass in his abdomen and my vet recommended exploratory
surgery. "Nick" and "Vicki" are losing their hair and the vet said
that it was most likely due to adrenal disease. He told me that
cryosurgery on Nick and Vicki would cost around $350 each. He
correctly assumed that I cannot afford three surgeries at this time
and recommended Lysodren for Nick and Vicki. I have been reading
about Lysodren and Lupron, but am still unclear about what the
differences are and which would be the best treatment. Also, do they
need a blood test before taking the medication? My vet just told me
to watch for lethargy after beginning the treatment. I would
appreciate any advice. Thank you!

Joy Holmes