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From: "jbmccaughey"
Date: 2007-11-07 05:14:26 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Basil diagnosed with adrenal

Thanks for replying. I found out tonight the reason she wants an
ultrasound is that she is confident she can work on a left adrenal but
would refer me to another vet for the right adrenal. The reason being
she doesn't feel she is up on the latest techniques. She said some
well known vets speak of their success with cryosurgery, yet when she
rechecks hormone levels with a panel some 6 months later, the hormone
levels haven't dropped significantly enough for her to consider the
surgery a success. She would love to observe a surgeon that has does
these successfully. She says it could just be her tools or technique,
but she just hasn't had the time to perfect it to the point that
others claim.

She believes she might feel a small nodule on the left side, but my
fear is surprises once Basil is on the table.

I am leaning towards starting with a new vet for this issue and going
straight to surgery.


--- In, Michelle Campbell
<cjandjoshfan@...> wrote:
> I've had 3 ferrets with adrenal and only one was
> diagnosed through the use of a blood panel and
> ultrasound. The other two went straight to surgery
> once the hair loss started and both came through with
> flying colors. Just my opinion, but if you know it is
> adrenal, an ultrasound isn't necessary.
> Michelle - definitely not an expert!

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