Message Number: YG1693 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-03-25 00:23:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Update on Hobbes (urinating/lethargy problems)

> We were finally able to get him in for surgery and he
> went in yesterday. Sure enough, the diagnosis was
> bilateral adrenal.
> Up to yesterday, we still entertained
> the thought that Hobbes was just marking; he never
> looked pained or anythig when urinating (by the way, I
> never saw him drink his urine again after that one
> time, either).

Dear Tamara:

Marking is a fairly characteristic sign of adrenal disease in males -
it represents a return to intact sexual behavior. It should be a tip-
off to look for adrenal disease.

Remember, ferrets don't read the textbooks!

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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