Message Number: YG5280 | New FHL Archives Search
From: team-machine
Date: 2001-07-08 16:57:00 UTC
Subject: Extra Fused Sacral Vertabrae

Hi Everyone!
I just recently have become new to the list and think
it's-AWESOME.I've got two soon to be 6 year old ferrets.One is
a sable(Buehler) and a black eyed white(Flounder). Flounder
has had adrenal problems for ~1 year and is slowly
deteriorating.History: Left adrenalectomy ~ 9mo.ago and it was
benign.(Is on 0.1ml Lasix 1-2/day.) Still was showing signs of
adrenal problems(sexual aggression,itchy,lots of hair loss
ect.) ( Buehler who by the way is his brother is healthy as
can be.) I have Flounder on Lupron (4mo. depot,200mcg) I have
not seen much improvement. He was dragging his back left leg
and I did the proprioception test on that hind leg and it was
delayed. I took him in for a radiograph and found out he has a
fused extra sacral vertebrae.He does have problems getting
around but not all the time. Is there something else that I
should be concerned about? My vet doesn't seem to think so but
my instincts tell me different. any info would be wonderful!