Message Number: YG5098 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-07-03 19:24:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Bruce Williams Please.


Acting in my stunt-Dr. Williams capacity-

You wrote:
> Bruce William's, could I please have your advise? I have a female ferret
> with abdominal extension, symmetrical hair thinning over her tail and
> rump with more hair loss at the base of the tail up into the rump, she
> eats very well and will chase me for Bob C gravy or raisins and has
> become rather aggressive to the other ferrets. She also feels very warm
> to the touch thow her temp is ok. So am wondering if she just feels
> warmer because of the hair thinning. My Vet has biopsied the growths he
> could feel in her belly and the results have come back as fatty growths
> (Lipoma) Benign growths of fat. But with the other symptoms he suspects
> adrenal. I know it is hard to tell not seeing the ferret, but can you
> shed any light on the subject please before we feel the need to go in
> for a looksee.

Sure sounds adrenal - if it looks like a duck, and quacks like a
duck, ... If you really aren't sure, run the Tennessee panel. Is
her vulva swollen at all?

-Dr. Karen

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