Message Number: YG2641 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-04-17 10:43:00 UTC
Subject: Re: signs of adrenal? Worried mom, please help.


From what I have read it sounds like adrenal. I have included the
following URL's for your reference. If I were you I would push the
vet to see her as soon as possible. Let me know what happens...



--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Karen Kerns" <kaschulz@m...> wrote:
> My name is Karen, I haven't posted much here yet, but I have two
ferrets, Isis, who is a year and a half and Plunkett who is almost
three months. Both are Marshall Farms ferrets.
> Back in January, Isis had two little lumps in her lower abdomin. I
took her to my vet who biopsied them and told me that they were just
fatty deposits. I was very relieved. But last night when I was
holding her, I noticed that her rectum was swollen and extended from
her body, it looked like Plunkett's had when we were treating him for
a prolasped rectum, but there was no discoloration. It was a normal
healthy pink color.. I looked closer and saw that her vulva looked a
bit swollen. She hasn't had any fur lose, she is eating fine and none
of the stool in the cage looks unusual. I am taking her to the vet
the day after tomorrow when I am not going to be working, but I am
very very worried about her.
> Does this sound like adrenal? She seems young to have to worry
about it but I am worried.. Any advice or opionions?
> Karen