Message Number: YG2167 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-04-04 15:43:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Adrenal-related hair loss

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., GRFerrets@a... wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a ferret that came into my shelter with obvious adrenal
symptoms. She
> has since had surgery and her vulva swelling is gone. She grew
some hair
> back on her head/face and all 4 feet, but that's it. The surgery
> (adrenalectomy and insulinomectomy) was performed in November.
Will she ever
> grow all her hair back? Or is she just going to be bald for the
rest of her
> life??

Dear Kim - You may want to check post 1408 and the rest of that
thread - we talked about why some ferrets take a while to grow back
their hair, some grow it back immediately, and some never do.
Essentially it boils down to the duration and severity of the
hyperestrogenism in an individual - but most eventually grow it back.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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