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From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-08-29 13:01:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Adrenal problem?

Skip the ultrasound, it's a waste of money in the case of adrenal
disease. If the symptoms are there, 99% of the time that's more than
enough to go on to decide it's time for surgery.

But as someone else here said, if you can't afford $150 or so,
surgery will cost at least that much no matter where you go. Lupron,
which is excellent at treating the symptoms but does nothing for the
disease, is pretty expensive too.

The only other option would be Melatonin, which is relatively cheap.
Do a search of the archives here for melatonin and you'll find it
discussed plenty of times.

Adrenal disease is rarely an emergency, so you could save up for a
few months and get the surgery done. That would be the best way to


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Bonnie Petit" <bonnie@t...> wrote:
> Hello
> I am new to this list, and wondering if anyone out there can offer
> WE lost our baby Rocks (actually 5 years old no longer a baby) to a
tumor a
> few months back, they said adrenal, however, he showed no other
symptoms as
> his fur that was falling out all grew back.
> Now our last remaining ferret, Pebbles, who is 3 has a swollen
vulva and we
> are told, adrenal tumor / cushings. I have however read, that
there are
> blood tests etc you can do? We can't afford the $150 ultrasound
> mind the $450-$500 surgery and have found no options, Can anyone
> advice?
> Thanks so muchÂ…
> Bonnie Petit
> Administrative Coordinator
> McDonald Real Estate, Inc.
> bonnie@t...
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