Message Number: SG7609 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2004-01-28 06:18:22 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] RE: what causes adrenal disease?
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Sue Liszewski wrote:
> Also remember with statistics, that it appears so many more are neutered due
> to the policies of Mrahall Farms and others and the ferrets sold in many pet
> shops are included, so it my belief that neutered ferret are also over
> represented due to this and as a result of course it would be more common in
> neutered ferrets. I know it may not be 100% of this but when I look at the
> data I take things like this into consideration. Just a thought.
> Dr. Sue

After reading about the clusters of ferrets with adrenals in Dr. Fox's
book, I am pretty convinced that it is caused by a virus like the virus
that causes cervical cancer in humans. As the virus gets transported to
England, Australia and Europe, the incidence of adrenals becomes more
prevalent there. It makes more sense than a lot of other theories.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde