Message Number: YG5236 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Stewart
Date: 2001-07-06 07:45:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Adrenal Gland Disease

If Lupron is the drug that your vet is talking about go to Dr.
Weiss's webpage: or
for information.
There is the name/phone number of a pharmacy that supplies the Lupron
(in ferrett doses) for him.

Hope this helps,

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Beth Shaw-Meyer <bbb6483@y...> wrote:
> I took my ferret Callie in to see the vet today- she
> had adrenal gland surgery on the left side about 3
> months ago but the vet was unwilling to remove the
> tumor from the right side which was the larger of the
> two tumors. He said that he is aware of a new drug
> therapy but it is very expensive ($300 per dose and a
> dose needed every 4 to 6 weeks). Is anyone aware of a
> more reasonably priced drug therapy for the adrenal
> gland disease? He is against doing surgery on the
> right side. My other concern was the condition of her
> skin- dry with a rash on her lower back and he
> suggested that I use bag balm or A&D ointment to
> improve the condition of her skin. I am also giving
> her chicken dinner baby food daily in addition to dry
> food in an effort to put weight on her- she only
> weighs 1.2 lbs. as of today. The vet suggests that
> Iams kitten food is the best food he has seen for ferrets.
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