Message Number: YG6101 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Michael Kowal
Date: 2001-08-03 23:10:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Help Please! Sick Ferret

No the hair loss has not returned.

I'm taking her in again so I'll ask about the urine
culture and the Tennessee Panel.

What is the Tennessee Panel? Does that help determine
Adrenal Disease?



--- ferrethealer@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 08/03/01 10:19:22 AM Eastern
> Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > At about 5 months old she started to lose some
> hair. The hair loss
> > was on the front of her front paws, her ears and
> her belly. I took
> > her back to the vet and the vet said she was too
> young for Adrenal
> > disease.
> Just a point I want to make here - adrenal disease,
> although uncommon in
> ferrets under a year, has been seen in ferrets as
> young as three months. I
> personally have seen it in a five month kit. The
> diagnosis should not be
> ruled out because of a young age.
> You say the vaginal discharge is still present. Has
> the hair loss recurred?
> Have you considered a urine culture? What about the
> Tennessee Panel if
> you're still concerned about adrenal disease?
> Dr. Ruth
> *****************************************
> Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.

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