Date: 2001-06-11 06:10:00 UTC
Subject: Update on the ferret with aggressive mating behavior
I'm sorry for the delay, business is getting too good around here....
Timon had surgery on Thursday and the vet found an enlarged (about the size
of a quarter) left adrenal and it was removed. The right gland was normal and
there was no evidence of a retained testicle. The vet did say that the tumor
did not have the appearance of a benign growth, and sadly due to monetary
constraints we did not opt for pathology. I've got 4 more adrenal kids to go
and we have to spend our money in a very miserly fashion.
He is doing just fine and we are hoping to reintroduce him to his cagemate
after the stitches are removed. I guess it just reinforces my belief that
when dealing with adrenals, the severity of the symptons do not necessarily
reflect the severity of the disease - only the tolerance (or lack of) by the
ferret to the higher concentrations of hormones.
Thank you to all the vets and layman that responded.
Lisa Leidig, Head Ferret
The Ferret Haven "By-the-Sea"