Message Number: SG15365 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2005-09-15 18:44:46 UTC
Subject: Panel vs. Surgery
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I have three ferrets here who are 5. All are rescues. Now, two of them have some balding on their tails. The third has the orange tail.

The cost of the Tenessee panel in my area is 180. The cost of adrenal surgery is 150.

During the surgery they would have both adrenals looked at, and their pancreas looked at. I assume this is a very good method of seeing whether the ferret has insulinoma and adrenal disease.

Should I just get all 3 the surgery. Or should I do the panel. The vet said that with the cortisol test he was talking about, the results aren't always great.