Message Number: SG15388 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2005-09-18 20:36:05 UTC
Subject: RE: Adrenal disease
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Author wrote:
> I have to add that I'm fom Sweden where ferrets are neutered
> at 6 months old at the earliest, so early neutering is hardly the cause...

There was a rather large adrenal study in Holland in which it was learned that late neutering did not help, it just seemed to delay the onset. Ferrets there, on average, developed adrenal disease 8 months to a year later than the average U.S. ferret.

Here's a link to that study in PDF form...

This is actually just one chapter, titled "Correlation between age at neutering and age at onset of hyperadrenocorticism in ferrets", from a very large paper on adrenal disease.