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From: Steph
Date: 2001-07-01 16:57:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Adrenal Gland Disease

Hi Beth,
My ferret Woolf had bilateral adrenal gland disease. My vet
was able to reduce the size of the gland on the right after
having removed the left over a year earlier. She had no
symptons for 2 years. Then we did try a second reduction. I
am not sure if your vet is unsure about the surgery, or maybe
the tumor was too invasive to have attempted this. It would
be worth looking into though. Those two years of good health
were definitely worth it to me. Her first sign of adrenal
gland disease was at 1 and she passed away at 6.
I wish you and Callie all the best.
----- Original Message -----
From: Beth Shaw-Meyer
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2001 2:27 AM

My ferret Callie was diagnosed with adrenal gland disease
underwent surgery a few months ago. The vet said that if
there were
tumors on both sides, he would only be able to remove the
tumor on
one side- the other side is too close to a major artery and
risk of
instant death was high. Unfortunately Callie had a tumor on
side so he removed just the one. She is in good spirits and
energy but she is very thin and has no hair from her
shoulders down.
Would anyone know if drug therapy would help her? I have
read about
a drug called Lupron that might be beneficial-does anyone
have any
experience with it?

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