From: Maggie's Farm
Date: 2001-04-12 14:34:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Darkness
Ok, I have been wondering about this too. I mean, how deep are the dens of
wild versions of our guys? Does it knock out all the light or just some?
I don't know, I guess I still lean towards thinking that genetics and longer
life spans and better medicine are finding more and more illnesses than much
else. Genetics more than anything. And I mean in very specific lines per se,
since I have a goodly mix of individuals from the same place, and not all of
them are even close to exhibiting the same diseases, even after being raised
Plus, so far, it is the elderly getting ill. And the one that had to most
trouble is Pookie, who was also one of the oldest.
But I am finding that I am seeing more signs of age and weakness (with the
accompanying illness) in my 6+ group. The last year has really taken a toll
on them in many ways. And again, most of this crowd have been with me since
kithood, so they have the same environmental factors.
And certain things are not across the board, lending itself to thinking that
it is something outside rather than internally affecting them.
But then, light is both external and internal in the process.
OK, I will shut up now. Too many questions. My brain hurts.
Maggie, who has dealt with a lot of adrenal and insulinoma cases in the last
few months, appx, 8 of each, ongoing for the most part.