Date: 2001-05-12 03:50:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Situation Advice?
Could the medicine be mitotane? You were mentioning about
sores. My ferret Woolf suffered from horrible sores for about
a year as we tried various ways to treat them. She has had
adrenal gland disease for 5 years (3 surgeries), insulinoma
and now had a mass in her abdomen and all of her lymphnodes
are huge. About a year abnd a half ago she started with
these sores we would clear up one and a new one would develop.
We tried steroids both oral and topical, antibiotics and even
treated her for mites as my dog and I volunteer at the vet
clinic and the vet thought that we might have brought them
home. He said that occasionally they do not show up in
scrapings and we were getting desparate to help her. Then I
tried vitamin E oinment, more just to give some relief. I
started applying it twice a day regardless if there were
sores. She has been sore free for months now. I have heard
of another ferret with sores who had adrenal gland disease.
This is just a thought.
I hope that you are able to solve the problem.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 9:39 PM
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 ideas?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 7:39 PM
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
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--
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