Message Number: YG5440 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Ferretwise
Date: 2001-07-13 08:48:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] ADV Surgery

Sukie wrote:

>I thought that Alicia had prior knowledge of the ferret and that left
>must have already come out completely and she knew that. Certainly,
>among our's, we've seen Lefts with swollen vulvas, and Rights
>without, and visa versa through the years. Have not noticed any
>reliable pattern here; since the effect is systemic no matter which
>side is involved, would differences in symptoms be possible (other
>than ones that reflected effects upon the Vena Cava or liver due to

Good day al!! I believe Sukie , If you and the list readers will check
into the archives this is stated by none other than FHL's Dr Bruce
Williams. It has also been the case in multiple cases at the
shelter. Right sided or bi- lateral involvement which of course means the
right adrenal is affected.
If you read further it is stated that adrenal affected male ferrets with
prostate complication are also either bi-lateral, or right side affected
adrenals. I know we have lots of medical information to sort through each
day-- but this seems a point that should be significant to owners and
caretakers when considering treatment options.

and many ferrets at Ferret Wise