Message Number: YG2323 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-04-06 22:06:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Early Neuters & Adrenal, 2

>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.

Oh, and especially, please, please, post reference list, so that
others can also read the studies which led to your conclusions.