Message Number: SG2658 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Caitlyn Martin
Date: 2002-12-20 19:43:52 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] RE: Adrenal Disease
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On Fri, 20 Dec 2002 10:12:33 -0000
"Simon Bishop" <> wrote:

> I have been following the write-ups on adrenal problems on the FHL and
> find it amazing the amount of ferrets in the US that get it so early.
> Here in the UK it is very low and out of all my friends and customers
> I only know of one, and that was a 6 year old hob.

Hi, Simon, and everyone else,

Please remember that you only read about the problems on a list like
this, not the ones who never get the disease. If we are in a thread
about adrenal disease I would normally never have reason to talk about
Kodo, who is eight years old and has never had it, or Tenchi (just
turning five), or Adric (four and a half), or Lady Ayeka (four and a
half). Podo had a right adrenal tumor at age seven and a half (est.).
See what I mean?

I don't doubt that adrenal disease is more prevalent in the U.S. I just
think you get a very distorted picture of how prevalent it is on this
list or on the FML.

All the best,
Caity and the notorious nine