Message Number: YG2544 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-04-14 15:05:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Aggressive 4 year old male ferret

Even though there's no hair loss, I would still lean towards adrenal
disease as a cause. They don't always have hair loss. I recall one
in our shelter that constantly attempted mating with his blanket. He
even had adrenal surgery which revealed no enlarged gland (and I
believe nothing was removed). As best I can remember, Lupron was
used and that brought an end to his mating urges.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Margie" <Margar@D...> wrote:
> Tenaka is a 4 year old male altered ferret with no previous
> significant medical history. About a month ago or so, he started
> actively going after the two altered females in the house. I have
> separated him from the group. When reintroduced back in, the same
> behavior pattern occurs. He shows no other symptoms that would
> indicate adrenal disease. He has a hearty appetite, and no hair
> Vets, any ideas which way to go next?
> Margaret