Message Number: YG4059 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-28 15:07:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list]RE: Oliver, Please Help!!

Hi Deirdre,
Sounds like you are describing an enlarged prostate
secondary to an adrenal gland problem. The Lupron depot
will help lower the adrenal hormones that are causing the
enlarged prostate. Propecia can also be used to help shrink
the prostate (ie. use both Lupron and Propecia). Flutamide
can also be used to shrink the prostate, but Propecia is more
specific in its mode of action and effects on the prostate.
The infection can either be a simple bladder infection or a prostate

A prostate infection needs to be treated for a long time (1-3
I would use the culture and sensitivity report from the urine sample

to determine which antibiotic(s) to use and use it for a long time!
Yes, an urethra obstruction from the enlarged prostate will cause
the BUN and Creatinine levels to be elevated (post renal azotemia)
and that sounds like what was going on with Oliver.
Prostate problems are frustrating but hang in there. Most will
respond to Lupron, Propecia, and antibiotics (Baytril, Clavamox,
Hope that helps,
Jerry Murray, DVM