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From: "sukiedaviscrandall"
Date: 2009-12-10 16:21:38 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Lysodren for adrenal carcinoma?

Two problems I know with Lysodren:
for some ferrets it does not work at all
(and having spoken with the developing
researchers back when it was a new
medication, exposure to water or saliva
before it hits the stomach can do that),
and for some (including one of ours
way back then) it can cause a sudden
onset of life threatening Addisons.
(We actually had one of the first ferrets
to ever go on Fludrocort. Dr. Bock's
(Boch/Bach?) research was in its infancy
so there were no publications on what to
do and our vets at the time figured that
we might as well try because Hjalmar
was dying anyway. Within hours that
actively dying 8 year old who was expected
to be dead that same day was almost
normal for himself again. That is
because when it does work Lysodren can
work too well and destroy the normal
remaining adrenal.


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