Message Number: YG3467 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-05-11 20:42:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Situation Advice?

You're thinking of Lysodren. It's used for adrenal disease, but it's
not really great for the type of adrenal problems ferrets have. It
should not be used in ferrets who also have insulinoma because it can
cause severe hypoglycemia.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "FurTulsa" <FURTulsa@H...> wrote:
> It's a male MF ferret, neutered... and now when I read my post
again... I think I made a mistake in the medication name... Ludalyse?
Thats not right.
> It's a medication normally used for Adrnenal complications but NOT
Lupron... it's a liquid and I was actually told that it is was
normally used for Adrenal and indicated NOT to use in ferrets with
both Adrenal and Insulinoma because it created problems for the
Insulinoma... which would account for the ferret getting worse.
> Sorry for the mix up... now I can't remember WHAT med it was... any
> Susan
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Alicia
> To: Ferret-Health-list@y...
> Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 7:39 PM
> Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Situation Advice?
> Are you sure this ferret is even spayed? Skin loss itching etc
besides during adrenal presentation can be demonstrated in a silent
heat situation. Lutalyse is a drug used for pregnancy complications
I believe-- right Vickie?
> I would say from my expertise in sheltering-- the ferret suffers
greatly from extreme neglect-- and would be far better off in another
surrounding-- but ownership rights prevail in most cases unless you
can get a witness that will swear to abuse or neglect in court of law-
- don't know where else to go from here--
> alicia