Message Number: YG5144 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-04 12:15:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Bruce Williams Please. ???Adrenal???

In a message dated 07/03/01 9:52:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

Bruce William's, could I please have your advise? I have a female
with abdominal extension, symmetrical hair thinning over her tail
rump with more hair loss at the base of the tail up into the rump,
eats very well and will chase me for Bob C gravy or raisins and
become rather aggressive to the other ferrets.

Well, I'm not Bruce, but if I saw your ferret as one of my patients,
with the
signs that you are describing, I would be pretty darn sure that it
is adrenal
disease. You could do bloodwork (the Tennessee panel), but it
sounds like,
if she can tolerate it, surgery's going to be the way to go.

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.