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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-03-16 23:38:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Post - Adrenal Surgery - Some Questions

>The male ferret, Slater, a four year old angora has already started
>to grow back his hair. He had bilateral surgery for adrenal
>carcinoma. The female ferret, Kali a very healthy six year old, has
>yet to grow back any hair. Except for the feet and head she is
>completely bald. Her energy level is actually a lot higher now than
>pre surgery and she is less "needy" and certainly does not want to
>held anymore...

Well, Rena, we KNOW that Ashling sure lost both of her glands after
her acute onset because she requires hormonal replacement with
florinef and prednisone but she never re-grew her sacral area fur.
Upshot: while pelage problems can indicate that there may be
remaining adrenal tissue that is kicking up, it could also just mean
that the follicles died.

There certainly are situations in which doing the Tennessee Panel may
make sense to know for sure; you may be in one of those situations.