Message Number: YG1271 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-03-14 18:19:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Lysodren vs. Lupron

Seasonal shedding usually occurs pretty quickly and generally, they
don't shed to the point where you get bare spots or can see the
skin. When mine shed, I can run my hand down their back and get a
hand full of hair. I have not seen this with adrenal disease in any
of mine. A swollen vulva is not always present in females with adrenal disease. My Penny had her left and 3/4's of her right out about six months ago. She never had a swollen vulva.

Ultrasounds can be unrewarding in the case of adrenal disease. The
University of Tennessee runs an adrenal panel that can help you
determine if this is really what's going on. I have some links to
information on this testing on my website at


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., jholmes2k@y... wrote:
> may be starting to thin a little behind her back legs. How can you
> tell the difference between seasonal shedding and adrenal disease?

> Her vulva is not swollen at all. I have read that ultrasounds don't
> always pick up adrenal disease. Is there a blood test or something
> that could confirm that she does need the surgery?