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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-06-10 00:52:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Aplastic Anemia

Katherine wrote:
>I assumed that she was talking about a
>female in heat but wonder if that is a correct
>assumption. She never actually said her ferret
>was in heat. A hormone injection was administered
>but could that be done to assist a ferret with
>adrenal symptoms?
>Can someone explain the difference? Are they
>interchangeable or are there different "types" of
>anemia? Are they treated the same,

I found myself wondering if a hormonal shot such as is given when
heat is present used instead in cases of adrenal hyperestrogenism
could have bad results and would appreciate if someone more
knowledgeable in this regard could educate me. If there are possible
bad results then it becomes important to take those into account for
those who may not know the cause of a vulvar swelling.