Message Number: YG4501 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-06-12 11:39:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Update on the ferret with aggressive mating behavior

Harley had adrenal surgery yesterday and is doing fine. He had very
little hair loss, more like thinning at the end of his tail, but had
the mounting behavior since February (only 4 mos), however he was not
aggressive. (He only had a thing for Woozel, LOL!)

His left was also enlarged and the right was very, very small. My vet
didn't say if it looked abnormal and didn't ask if we wanted it tested
since we don't usually. He said the pancreas was OK (had surgery last
March) and everything else looked OK, but the spleen was large (so
what else is new).

I'm so HAPPY he's home and mending with no complications since he's


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., fhbythesea@a... wrote:
> I'm sorry for the delay, business is getting too good around
> 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
> 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
> after the stitches are removed. I guess it just reinforces my belief
> when dealing with adrenals, the severity of the symptons do not
> 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"