From: colleen burke
Date: 2001-07-03 23:24:30 UTC
Subject: Re: Bruce Williams Please. ???Adrenal???
An update on Fleur.
It was going to cost damn near as much for an equivalent blood test to
the Tennessee Panel here in New
Zealand as for the operation so we went straight for the op.
Now, my Dr K. was hard pushed to see any difference between the left and
right adrenal. Both looked pretty
much normal with the left looking only SLIGHTLY larger that the right.
So his thinking was that there was no
point in closing her without doing something so he removed the left
adrenal. He was going to do something
about the Lipoma but it is well distributed through-out her belly so
left it. He said if it was actually
adrenal that will resolve itself. She is recovering beautifully and
trashed her cage first night home. Dr K.
said only time will tell now. Adrenal or not adrenal. That is the
question? Quack quack! :o)
"Karen Purcell, DVM" wrote:
> > > Sure sounds adrenal - if it looks like a duck, and quacks like a
> > > duck, ... If you really aren't sure, run the Tennessee panel. Is
> > > her vulva swollen at all?
> > >
> > > -Dr. Karen
> > Thank you so much for your reply
> > As far as I know we don't have the Tennessee panel in New Zealand, No her vulva is not swollen at all.
> > Do you still think it is adrenal.
> Sure do - as best I can without seeing the ferret ;-) The vulvar
> swelling would just be another confirming sign.
> -Dr. Karen
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From: "Karen Purcell, DVM" <drkaren@w...>
Acting in my stunt-Dr. Williams capacity-
> Bruce William's, could I please have your advise? I have a female
> with abdominal extension, symmetrical hair thinning over her tail
> rump with more hair loss at the base of the tail up into the rump,
> eats very well and will chase me for Bob C gravy or raisins and has
> become rather aggressive to the other ferrets. She also feels very
> to the touch thow her temp is ok. So am wondering if she just feels
> warmer because of the hair thinning. My Vet has biopsied the growths
> could feel in her belly and the results have come back as fatty
> (Lipoma) Benign growths of fat. But with the other symptoms he
> adrenal. I know it is hard to tell not seeing the ferret, but can
> shed any light on the subject please before we feel the need to go
> for a looksee.
Sure sounds adrenal - if it looks like a duck, and quacks like a
duck, ... If you really aren't sure, run the Tennessee panel. Is
her vulva swollen at all?
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