Message Number: YG1165 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Michael Janke
Date: 2001-03-12 18:21:00 UTC
Subject: RE: Lysodren vs. Lupron

Dr. Jerry Murray, one of the wonderful vets that frequents this list, once
posted an excellent comparison of Lysodren vs. Lupron usage for adrenal
disease treatment. With his permission, I extracted that post from the
Ferret Adrenal/Insulinoma Mailing List and put it on my website. Here's the
URL for that article. I think you'll find it very informative.


> 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!