Message Number: YG494 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-01 19:22:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Question for Dr. Williams

Thank you for replying to my post...I had already decided to not give
Sheba the Cheque drops...and her vulva isn't as big as it could, I will wait and see...she plays and eats normally, so maybe
it is just a female thing? LOL
My vet is a good man, just not as knowledgeable about ferrets as I
would like ;~)

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Mike Janke" <mjanke@m...> wrote:
> --- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., teri@l... wrote:
> >, I used him for the ferts...the vet said that even tho
> > she has been spayed, she still has hormones secreted by the
> > pituitary (sp?) gland and that is why she has a swollen vulva...
> I do believe that this is exactly what's going on in most adrenal
> disease cases and it's why Lupron works to suppress the symptoms of
> the disease. Lupron desensitizes the pituitary and thereby stops
> from pumping out two hormones, FSH and LH. This in turn causes the
> adrenals to stop pumping out androgens. Viola, symptoms diminish.
> It's hard to tell, but the way it's stated in your post makes it
> sound like he's saying this is a normal occurance. It's not of
> course but the basic statement about the pituitary is accurate.
> Mike