Message Number: YG414 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Michael Janke
Date: 2001-02-28 16:17:00 UTC
Subject: RE: Adrenal False-Alarm

>Hi All, my little guy, Bandit, was loosing hair on his lower back, in late
>November, which I took for early stages Adrenal Disease. However, he has
>since grown his hair back and has what I would guess is a fine silky summer
>coat and healthy as the proverbial horse. Can anyone account for this or
>could he still be in trouble? I always thought that an adrenal ferret
>would go totally nude after a while.

I don't want to dash your hopes, and Bandit may very well NOT have adrenal
disease, but sometimes adrenal ferrets experience a remission of symptoms
for no explainable reason. Their hair comes back, aggression abates, vulva
swelling subsides, etc. Unfortunately, symptoms eventually come back and
usually stays the second time around (unless treated of course). The
beginning of these periods of remission and return of symptoms often
coincide with the fall and/or spring seasons.


p.s. this was a reply to a Ferret Mailing List pots. I cross-posted it here for general information.