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From: "Sue Liszewski"
Date: 2004-01-31 21:43:59 UTC
Subject: RE: [ferrethealth] Re: what causes adrenal gland disease?
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I do not think it is one specific thing but a combination of factors
involved icluding the 3 you mentioned and the first 2 are higher
contributory factors.

Dr. Sue

>Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: what causes adrenal gland disease?
>Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 09:51:47 +0000 (GMT)
>I can't say what causes adrenal gland disease, but i can say it is more
>widespread in the UK then some people would think.
>I have a ferret going for adrenal surgery in five days time, i sent his
>blood over to the states for a U of T test.
>I personly know of three people who had ferrets with adrenal hairloss all
>died without surgery or medication, sending Fidgets blood to the USA has
>been a talking point and thats when people tell you about the ferrets
>without hair they have known.
>Some people do not test there ferrets when they get hairloss some do and
>get negative results from the vet.
>When i was trying to find a vet who had adrenal surgery experience i phoned
>eight vets.
>six said it was cushing's disease,
>one said it was adrenal but had never done this type of surgery
>And one had done one adrenal surgery on a ferret and it got its hair back,
>he will be doing Fidgets surgery.
>Its not as bad a problem here in the UK as it is in the USA, but it would
>be nice to know if its neutering, light or food.
>John (Ferret Friends)

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