Message Number: YG5774 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-07-25 22:10:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Cortizone to treat adrenal

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Robmary June <fuznet@y...> wrote:
> Hi!
> Has anyone ever heard of successful use of cortizone
> injections for Adrenal disease?

Dear Mary:

I have heard of vets using it to try to treat adrenal disease. While
some claim excellent results, I fail to see the logic of this course
of treatment. I am not familiar with the use of cortisone in
hyperadrenocorticism in any species - hypoadrenocorticism, ye, but
not hyper. The rationale behind the use of cortisone in
hyperadrenocorticism is to let the pituitary know that the adrenal
gland is functioning normally and to stop secreting the hormones
which cause the adrenal gland to oversecrete - although I don't
really buy off on this theory.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, DVM