Message Number: YG4681 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-06-18 21:52:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Adrenal ferret with mammary


> I have a rescue ferret that I would quess is around 4 years old. She
> has shown signs of adrenal disease for around 2 years and has lost
> her hair from her waist to the middle of her tail. Her vulva was
> extreemely swollen the first year but is almost normal size now. My
> issue is that two of her teats are red and the red area on one is the
> size of a dime, it is swollen and hard to the touch. Please advise.

This could be a tumor or mastitis - I recommend you get to a vet
asap, as both are very painful, though mastitis usually worse. Time
for adrenalectomy here.

-Dr. Karen

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