Message Number: YG1502 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-03-20 21:05:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Tennessee Panel vs Cornell/poss. vet question

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., gmart91607@a... wrote:
> --- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Shortley, Lisa" <shortleylj@m...>
> wrote:
> > Hello!
> > After reading more about the University of Tennessee Panel, I
> yet
> > another question for the vets out here!
> >
> > My vet sent my ferrets' blood to Cornell to have their estrogen
> levels
> > checked, not University of Tennessee...
> >
> HI,
> I have to ask, what is this about? Is this a test for adrenal
> troubles? I have a 4-yr old, and we're going for a checkup soon. Is
> this something we should do in addition to the regular bloodwork?

Dear Gigi:

If you are not seeing evidence of adrenal disease in your ferrets
(hair loss, vulvar swelling, a return to intact sexual behavior) then
this is not a require part of the annual checkup.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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