Message Number: YG6828 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-31 13:15:00 UTC
Subject: Adrenal Disease

After reading all the recent posts about the high incidence of
adrenal disease in the USA, I'm even more convinced the numbers are a
lot less in Sweden. Of all the ferrets I have come into closer
contact with over the past 13 years, there has been only ONE with
adrenal. That's counting all of my own ferrets as well as other
ferrets which I have been able to follow more closely. Totally, about
100 ferrets.
Of these ferrets there has also been only ONE case of insulinoma.
That was one of my own, a late neutered albino male of unknown
background. The one adrenal ferret belongs to a friend, and is a two
year old, spayed female, part angora. She developed the disease last

Either I have been lucky to meet only healthy/asymptomatic ferrets,
or the number of adrenal ferrets is actually lower over here. There
must be a reason for this. Important to note is that there seems to
be an increase in both the number of adrenal gland tumours as well as
other typical ferret diseases in Sweden. If we knew why, maybe we
would be able to do something about it.