Message Number: YG1866 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-29 17:45:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Early neutering

Let me add two things to what Brett stated.
Early spay/neuter has been shown to increase the rate
of adrenal tumors in certain strains of mice. Since I have never
seen an intact male or female with adrenal gland disease, I think
the early spay/neuter is directly related to the high rate of
gland disease.
In my opinion, insulinomas may be more related to the diet. However
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasias (MEN) are something that is common in
dogs, cats, and people, so there may be a connection between
and adrenal gland tumors.
Jerry Murray, DVM