Message Number: YG565 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-02 17:37:00 UTC
Subject: Re: stinky female smells like a male in rut

Every female with this particular whole male odor I've ever come
across has had adrenal gland tumors. Even when none of the other
symptoms of hair loss, agressive behaviour, etc exist. The odor is
always most noticeable at their neck & back of the head. It has been
such a consistent indicator that I actually count it as a symptom and
immediately schedule an ultrasound & surgery.

Debi Christy
Ferrets First Foster Home

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Ferrets Unlimited Ferret Shetler
<ferret@e...> wrote:
> I have a female in the shelter who started to smell like a whole
hob in
> rut. 4 to 5 years old, marshall farms. Beautiful coat, wonderful
> muscle tone.
> Her head has the strongest smell,neck & back of head, but it is
through out her body. She
> has also developed eye rings.
> Other than that she is active and sassy. My vet is stumped, and he
> doesn't want to do surgery because he hasn't a clue on what is going
> on. (He readily admits when he hasn't a clue)
> Any input, or info I can pass on would be greatly appreciated.
> Jean
> Ferrets Unlimited Ferret Shelter
> Cleveland, Ohio