Message Number: YG2602 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-04-16 13:42:00 UTC
Subject: Lupron vs surgery was Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest
Number 131

In a message dated 04/16/01 6:31:46 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

Dr. Murray wrote:

<< I would simply ask
your vet "why Lupron instead of surgery?". If there is a good
reason for not doing surgery (heart problem, etc) then go with
Lupron; however, if the reason is because your vet does not like
to do adrenal surgery then it is time to find another vet. >>

Hear, hear!

And I agree with the comments on ultrasound. If I'm having a ferret's heart
checked, I always have the adrenals looked for just because, but I don't
think I've ever (and doubt if I ever will) schedule an ultrasound just to
look at the adrenal glands. You have two positives already - the clinical
signs and the positive bloodwork. Ultrasound, IMO, will be a waste of money.
And personally? I love having clients who want to know more. I would think
your vet should too.

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.