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From: Public Relations
Date: 2001-09-06 01:47:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Odor associated with adrenal

Hi Christopher & list,

regarding adrenal odors- indeed here over & over again we get varying
smells which in my nose resemble burnt popcorn. I have also noticed the
more distinct urine smell too-- but that is more a trigger I find with
liver / kidney ailments... not to say that it won't occur strictly with
adrenal conditions.

One thing I have found over the years is when an un-tattooed female with
swollen vulva is presented- the intact ferret will present a strictly
hormonal smell which is often like coffee, while the adrenal female will
have a burnt something odor.. this is putting aside the other signals like
coat condition, patchiness, etc.

We should perhaps catalog a scent / symptom list for giggles-- how

at Ferret Wise