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From: tansy
Date: 2001-09-04 20:15:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] RE; Adrenal Disease AGAIN

Hi everyone! I have a quick question. Will a Lupron shot
help stop the itching in my boy whom I suspect has adrenal
disease again? His vet appointment is this Friday, to
probably draw blood for a Tennessee Panel test. I know this
test takes weeks to come back, so in the meantime, will a
lupron shot help with his excessive itching? I feel so bad
for him! I am pretty sure it is adrenal again, as he only
had the left one removed 2 1/2 years ago, and is now
showing the same symptoms, of a little hair loss, and
excessive itching ALL OVER! My other 2 babies, had adrenal
surgery this May, and are now fine . This is the second time
for my 2 boys now, so that makes 100% of my ferrets have had
adrenal disease. So if anyone is keeping score, there's
another statistic for you. Thanks for your input, Michele
and the fur gang

Michele, my Chloe has had bilateral surgery and has still
been suffering from the itchies too. I have found Lupron
does control it, but it took a couple months (2-3) for it to
really kick in.

One question I have out of curiosity...Since this seems such
a clear cut case of adrenal, why are you spending money on
the Tennessee panel? Just curious....