Message Number: YG493 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-03-01 19:20:00 UTC
Subject: Re: bi lateral adrenal

If both glands are removed then Mindy may require hormone therapy (Florinef, Percorten, Pred, etc.). There's often ectopic adrenal tissue and in many cases, they won't get 100% of the right gland so won't need anything, or perhaps just pred.

Yes, Dr. Weiss has a video on Cryosurgery. You can order it on his website at


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Diana Ashton" <pooh1999@g...> wrote:
> I have a friend that adopted from me about a year ago and her
little ferret mindy will be having her 2nd adrenal taken out on the
12th. Our vet does not have the equipment for cryo surgery but there
is another clinic in town who does but he has never seen the inside
of a ferret and would rather not do the surgery so he ofered the use
of his equipment if our vet scrubbed with him. My question is kind of
two fold. What are the long term effects of having the second gland
removed and is there medication that she will be required to be on
and the second question is, didnt Dr Weiss have a video made of his
cryo surgery and if so is it still available?
> Diana and The Ferret Farm