Message Number: YG6804 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-08-30 13:59:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: adrenal problems

I remember a number of 33% being quoted, saying if
I had 10 ferrets, expect 3 of them to get adrenal tumors.
Also, Dr Weiss specializes in adrenal tumors- cryosurgery
and such, so he has people come from all over to him
just for the adrenal surgery, which skews the numbers.
I drove hours to see him, but bring my ferret with insulinoma
and other problems to my local vet. Also, the next day he
had someone flying in from Japan with a ferret for
adrenal surgery.

Not sure if the numbers are the same in Canada, or in areas
where they do late spay/neutering.


On Thu, 30 Aug 2001 11:01:32 -0000 "Mike Janke" <mjanke@m...>
> That was easier to find than I thought. :-) In an article on adrenal
> cryosurgery, Dr. Charlie Weiss says, "In the ferret, adrenal disease
> is the most common problem we face, with an incidence of up to
> 70%."
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