Message Number: YG3949 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-23 20:30:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] another question on mating

Hi Vicky,
Yes return of mating behavior is a sign of adrenal
gland disease. The Tenn panel can be done to confirm
adrenal gland disease. On the other hand, adrenal gland
disease is really the only thing to cause a return of sexual
behavior. The Tenn panel just checks hormone levels. It
does not test for other diseases. The bad news is most of
the cases with return of sexual behavior are adrenal carcinoma,
so surgery is your best option.
Hope that helps,
Jerry Murray, DVM