Message Number: YG6873 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Caitlyn M. Martin
Date: 2001-09-01 11:07:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Request for help with
post-bilateral adrenal bloodwork

Hi, Anastasia,

I'm not a vet, and I will let the vets comment on the blood work. I do have a
bilateral adrenal boy (Pertwee) and he did have a crash. For him, florinef was
necessary, and in a fairly high dosage. He gets .15 ml (.03mg/ml
concentration) *twice* daily. The original dose was that much, but only once.
He is a big fert with a high metabolism, and we gradually increased and split
the dosage, which worked well for him. He also gets dexamethasone (.15 ml
twice daily, 0.5mg/ml concentration) in lieu of prednisone, which he did not
react well to.

The encouraging news is that once your vet finds the right dosages for your
ferret and his electrolytes are stable he should do just fine. As I've posted
before, Pertwee is now 15 months after losing his second (right) adrenal gland,
and he is a happy, bouncy, three year old with a beautiful now nearly full snow
white coat.

All the best,