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From: Sandy Adams
Date: 2002-02-12 19:23:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Drug treatments for insulinoma (question)


what are you feeding your guy?? I've found with my insulinoma babies that
feeding them soup 2-3 times per day with the pediapred works much better
than trying to keep them on kibble.. just a thought..

Sandy & The Adams Family Ferrets
Ferret Waystation & Hospice of Oklahoma

----- Original Message -----
From: "mmeoinos" <mmeoinos@y...>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 6:14 PM

> I have an altered male ferret, approximately five years of age, being
> treated for insulinoma. He is on Prednisone, 1mg/lb twice a day. In
> the past two weeks he's had three episodes of low blood glucose, the
> one today being the worst at 26. The Prednisone doesn't seem to be
> keeping him stable on its own. We are looking into trying Proglycem
> (diazoxide) if we can find it. Also, my vet was interested in the
> possibility of using Megase (megestrol acetate) to control the
> insulin levels. What contraindictions, if any, are there regarding
> the use of Megase in ferrets? And if it can be used, what would be
> the proper dosage?
> Any information would be greatly apprectiated.
> Angela
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