From: Kathleen Scepan
Date: 2001-03-20 14:57:00 UTC
Subject: Fwd: [Ferret-Health-list] Treatment with Modrenal ???
Good Luck with your covey of clever ones, and the new medication treatment
you and your vet decided upon. One of my ferrets, almost 8 yrs, will need
his spleen removed promptly. The vet found a "grape-sized nodule" and on
it, and feels it should be removed. He will be going into the vet's in a
couple of to see if he can survive the surgery along with blood panel, etc.
He keeps loosing weight, but no hair, so I think the vet should do
exploratory surgery and removal of the spleen if he feels correct about
this. How do you feel?
>Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Treatment with Modrenal ???
>Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 12:59:35 +0100 (MET)
>I´m a german ferret-owner, living close to the main city Berlin. I own
>female ferrets, Ronja is now 7 1/2 y.o., Lisa and Julia are nearly 2 y.o.
>I own Ronja for 7 years, I got her after the closing of a mink farm,
>smiled on her, she didn´t become the collar of a mink coat....
>But since two years I know she´s having adrenal disease, lost hair, swollen
>vulva and last year she needed surgery. Our vet removed her left adrenal
>gland and as much as possible of the tumour of the right adrenal gland.
>surgery Ronja felt better.
>But now, 11 months later, she lost hair again, has a swollen vulva and
>behaved very excited. Another surgery is not possible, I´m sure she
>survive it, so we started medical treatment. She takes now Vasotop and
>Vulva is still swollen but she behaves more quieten. Our vet would like to
>start a treatment with a new drug called Modrenal (Trilostane) but doesn´t
>any experience with it. Can anyone help?
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