From: colleen burke
Date: 2001-07-04 06:06:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number 268
> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 23:24:30 +0000
> From: "Karen Purcell, DVM" <drkaren@w...>
> Subject: Re: Bruce Williams Please. ???Adrenal???
> 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
Thank you so much for your reply
As far as I know we don't have the Tennessee panel in New Zealand, No her vulva is not swollen at all.
Do you still think it is adrenal.
Thank you kindly,