Date: 2001-08-30 04:22:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: adrenal problems
In a message dated 8/30/01 6:56:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< This sounds like a reasonable estimate to me. 100% of my current
ferrets have or have had adrenal disease. Only one of my ferrets, my
first one, never developed adrenal disease or insulinoma. My number
of ferrets is WAY too small to say that it even comes close to
representing all the ferrets in the U.S. I'll look for that article
and post a quote when/if I find it. >>
My numbers thankfully are not that high. I won't count the shelter kids,
since history and background on most are unknown. Of my 16 personal ferrets,
3 had adrenals, 6 had insulinoma, 2 had lymphoma (one was a retired jill), 1
had liver cancer, 1 had pyloric cancer, 1 had eosinphilic gastroenteritis.
The rest are still living - and one of those has insulinoma just diagnosed
(she is 8 years old).
Lisa Leidig, Head Ferret
The Ferret Haven "By-the-Sea"