Message Number: YG1922 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Diane K
Date: 2001-03-31 16:22:00 UTC
Subject: Cushings Disease in Ferrets?

I have a 5-1/2 yr. old female sable ferret (her name is Skittles.)
Bloodwork results have indicated that she may be suspect of having
Cushings Disease. I would appreciate any information regarding this
disease in ferrets and its relation to possible adrenal disease. I
believe they are both associated with the function of the hormone
glands. Skittles was diagnosed with adrenal disease about 2+ yrs.
ago and surgery was performed at that time. She had one side
removed, but I do not know which side, as she was a shelter ferret at
the time.

Skittles also has insolinoma which is being treated medically with
prednisolone(PediaPred Syrup 15mg/5ml). Her dosage is 0.4ml twice

Thank you in advance for any information and/or treatment options
regarding this subject.