Message Number: YG1907 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Christopher
Date: 2001-03-31 03:12:00 UTC
Subject: Re:Adrenal gland disease

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., AFERRETVET@c... wrote:

> I still think adrenal gland disease is related to early spay/neuter
> and being kept indoors under long photoperiods.
> Jerry Murray, DVM
> Dallas, Texas

I tend to feel the same way, though I wish there was some hard data.
But then you have cases where a house of 9 MF ferrets, all early
spays, all exposed to the same photo period.. 4 showing no sign of
adrenal. What makes those four different? Someone said an off the
cuff figure of roughly 30% of all ferrets not developing adrenal... I
wish someone would start looking at those 30% to see what makes them