Message Number: YG2591 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-04-15 19:14:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] New article on Lupron

The article also stated that it was JUST ONE DOSE
of Lupron depot (monthly version), and it was not
given on a monthly or frequent basis after that one dose.
Plasma hormones levels were measured before and 3 to 6
weeks after that 1 dose. This study was just to verify that the
adrenal hormones were lowered by Lupron depot.
Some of the ferrets had improvement for up to 8 months
after just ONE dose. I agree with Dr Williams that this product
is for those nonsurgical cases, but when given on a frequent basis
it also does a good job of controling the clinical signs for a long
The article also states, "It is possible that repeated injections
suppress clinical signs for prolonged periods..." which is what I
seen in the past 3+ years of using Lupron on adrenal ferrets.
Jerry Murray, DVM