From: Cheryl & Steve
Date: 2001-09-18 22:15:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Melatonin
I am using 1 mg of Melatonin mixed in with nutrical myself on three ferrets and I just started to notice that all three were growing hair. I also noticed its around the time that ferrets tend to bulk up for the winter so I was wondering if 1 mg per ferret was not enough and only started working with the additional release of the ferrets own chemicals at summers end. I believe I read somewhere that 1 to 3 mg is a normal dose but I am unable to confirm that. I believe you should give the Melatonin every day at about 8 hours after the sun comes up.
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Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 6:43 PM
In a message dated 9/18/01 8:07:27 AM, Ferret-Healthemail@example.com
<< Can somebody please tell me the amount of melatonin recommended to help
symptoms of adrenal disease?? >>
We're currently treating an 8 year old sprite with 1 mg of liquid melatonin
(0.4 ml of a solution that is 2.5 mg/ml) once an evening. It took several
months until we saw significant decrease in the adrenal signs, but she is now
normal looking and full of energy.