Message Number: YG5222 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-07-05 19:18:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Hair loss, top of head

Lisa wrote:
>I have seen the pattern that you are speaking of, and in my experience, is
>symptomatic of adrenals in male ferrets. The bald spot is typically between
>the ears, just a little bit towards the back of the skull. If you look
>carefully, you may see thinning in the chest area, just in front/between the
>front legs.

We have also encountered monk's cut in a ferret with adrenal disease,
but he also had other signs of it first. Actually, Hjalmar was our
first ferret with adrenal disease so this was a good many years ago.