From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-04-06 22:04:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Early Neuters & Adrenal
>Actually, I've been researching some studies into adrenal development
>linked to factors of the parents: cancer genetic suseptability,
>amount of sunlight exposure during pregnancy, timing of pregnancy,
>sunlight exposure of male before copulation, etc. These studies are
>already finding more connections than the early spay/neuter theory.
>Only time and good scientific work will tell the truth and what can
>be done to help the fuzzies never develop adrenal cancer.
>If you get privately bred ferrets request that the parents be
>absolutely healthy, have no history of adrenal in bloodline, have
>sunlight exposure before mating and during pregnancy and that the
>kits are spayed/neuter not too early & not too late.
>Let me know how it turns out.
Sunlight EXPOSURE? For an animal descended from a crepuscular burrow dweller?
Please, give more details: length of time that you have been looking
at this, study design, animal numbers involved, how controls matched,
numbers derived and numbers to which you compare in the alter/spay
Definition of "spayed/neuter not too early & not too late", please.