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From: Chris Lloyd Mr.
Date: 2001-09-01 06:24:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number 366 RE ADREANL DZ.

( If you review the Journal of American Veterinary Medicine
from last year you
will find an article that was published by a group from Europe
Statistically evaluated the incidence of adrenal disease in
ferrets in their )

I thought that study referred to the different rates of
Adrenal between late and early neutering and not to the
different rates between US and European ferrets as a whole.

I deal with around 500 to 600 ferrets a year and have never
seen the typical hair loss pattern, our club vet must see many
more ferrets and when I asked him about Adrenal in Jan. he
gave the normal UK vet answer ( I've read about it but never
seen it. )
I in the last 37 years I must have handled over 10,000 ferrets
and if Adrenal is common in the UK I think even as a lay
person I would have noticed it by now. I do know of one ferret
that goes bald every summer these days, she is mine and well
over 12 years old, she might have Adrenal Disease.

Chris Lloyd. ICQ no. 44575318
Wessex Ferret Club