Message Number: YG5251 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-07 10:44:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Adrenal Gland Disease

In a message dated 07/07/01 4:33:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

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.

Well, I use Lupron injections and it's nowhere near $300 a dose.
Have your
vet contact Professional Arts Pharmacy (1-800-832-9285) for
information on
individual doses of Lupron. Check out the archives of this list for
lots of
information on this disease, as well as Dr. Williams' site, among
Bruce Williams' main site - Pathology of the Ferret Also consider

The quality of the skin is almost certainly directly related to the
disease, and the best way to treat the skin is to treat the adrenal

Iams kitten food is a decent food - but it is made for kittens. My
eat Totally Ferret.

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