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From: Karen Kerns
Date: 2001-04-17 16:08:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: signs of adrenal? Worried
please help.

Thank you for the links.. I have decided to get Isis in to
see my vet first thing in the morning before I go into work. I
also get the phone numbers for vets here in Atlanta that deal
specifically with ferrets from a shelther here. My vet is
wonderful, but Isis and Plunkett are two in a small handful of
ferrets they treat, so after I talk to my vet in the morning,
I am going to give them a call as well. I wil lpost a message
tomorrow to let you guys know what I find out.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 1:43 PM
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



--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Karen Kerns" 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
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
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
about it but I am worried.. Any advice or opionions?
> Karen

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