Message Number: YG3257 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-05 05:33:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Adrenal Tumor Study [Ferret-Health-list]

Dear Listers;

I have a dilemma. I have had at least 4 cases in the last 6 months
adrenal tumors in ferrets that have been read out at biopsy as a
type of cancer than is normally seen in ferret adrenal glands. The
service at our hospital would like to do special staining techniques
on these
tumors so we can study them more and potentially understand more
about ferret
adrenal disease. Here is the dilemma,
the staining is only done at Davis, CA and they charge a fee for
sample. The hospital does not currently have any research funds set
for ferret tumor studies, mostly because we spent a large amount on
a Lupron
study, 3 years ago.

So, does anyone know of a source for funding for ferret research?
We are looking for about $ 500. This study would not involve
harming any
ferrets in any way. We are simply looking for money to send some
samples to a special lab in California for special staining

Thanks for your time. and happy ferreting !!! :)

Benjamin A. Otten, DVM
Avian & Exotic Pet Medicine
The Animal Medical Center
510 East 62nd St NY, NY 10021
(212) 329-8714