Message Number: YG3944 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-23 19:37:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list]RE: Hair loss on back feet

Hi Robin,
Hair loss on the rear paws and itchy skin can be
early signs of adrenal gland disease. She is a 3.5 years old
which is a common age for adrenal gland disease to first show up.
"Skin virus" is interesting, but what virus does that?
The pred and Cefa drops should help with the respiratory signs,
but they will not help an adrenal gland problem. I would monitor
her closely for more hair loss and vulva size; because adrenal gland

disease is the likely problem with her.
Hope that helps,
Jerry Murray, DVM