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From: Steve1
Date: 2001-08-31 10:44:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Fur loss on tail only

Hi Rosie,
If you have ruled out "rat tail" the most direct and inexpensive way to go is to have the adrenal gland or glands removed. If the gland is to involved with the vena cava you can alway try Lupron which tends to mask the excess harmones produced or Melatonin (which I have had no sucess with as of yet). I have offered my vets services to many New Yorkers and will be happy to foster your little guy for the two weeks which is about how long it takes to preform the surgery and remove the stitches.
----- Original Message -----
From: rosie contessa-yudelson
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2001 12:14 AM

Hello Friends-
I have a 1 year old male who appears very healthy, however, he is developing
a "rat tail". Jack has always had a beautiful coat, which he still does now,
despite his tail. During last year's coat change, which occurred in late
October, and then again in May, but,
he didn't appear to loose fur so significantly. It was only noticable on
the he base of his tail (no skin showing). I live in NY, the temperature has
not changed yet, so I'm not sure if this is a shed, or a problem. <snip>