Message Number: FHL6176 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Alicia Gonzalez"
Date: 2008-09-30 03:11:57 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re:A spin off from Adrenal Disease treatment

Hello Dr. Murray,
I really appreciate your advice. Thank you very much!
We are in Mexico City, Mexico.

Best regards,
Alicia and The Precious - Matilda, Mateo & Lucas

--- In, AFERRETVET@... wrote:
> Hello Alicia,
> First things first. STOP the levothyroxine! No, adrenal
> ferrets do not have a problem with a low thyroid. They have
> a problem with their adrenal glands overproducing the sex
> hormones and androgens. A thyroid supplement is not
> needed, and it may be dangerous to use by causing
> hyperthyroidism.
> Yes, sometimes with Leuprolide (i.e. Lupron, Lucrin, or Prostap)
> and/or melatonin they will shed their current coat then grow a new
> coat. This sounds like what you are describing.
> I would continue using the liquid iron supplement, but please stop
> the thyroid supplement!
> Hope that helps,
> Jerry Murray, DVM
> PS what country are you in?
> You may be able to use the Suprelorin implants with your ferrets.
> </HTML>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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