Message Number: YG6799 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Steve1
Date: 2001-08-30 09:30:00 UTC
Subject: Melatonin

Hi All,
I have had three of my ferrets on Melatonin for three months with no
results. One male had an adrenal gland removed but no hair growth so I put
him on 1mg of Melatonin mixed with nutrical at 2:00 pm every day. I have a
female that had one adrenal gland removed and a partial gland that is
involved with the vena cava but she had no hair growth nor did her vulva
shrink so I put her on Melatonin and 200 mg Lupron. On the third depot of
Lupron her vulva shrunk and her hair appears to be growing. The third ferret
on Melatonin is a female named Mickey who has had her spleen removed and
tends to paw her mouth. I have her on .2 mg predisone twice a day and 1 mg
Melatonin at 2:00 pm but she is still bald with a normal sized vulva. I have
read numerous articles about Melatonin but nothing about varing the dosages
for effect or the efectiveness of the drug over a certain time period. If
you know where I can get more info on treating ferrets with Melatonin I
would appreciate it.
(Cross Posted)