Message Number: FHL8717 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2009-04-23 23:56:35 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re:Addison's disease

Yes. If the gland that was removed was producing enough hormonal
stimulation to lead to suppression of the other gland, the ferret can have Addison's
disease until the remaining gland kicks back into production - usually
several days to a week or so. This happens far more frequently than most vets
belive, IMO, and my suspicion is that many ferrets who "don't do well" after
adrenal surgery actually have this going on.

Fortunately, it's pretty easily handled, once the suspicion is entertained,
by short-term supplementation of adrenal hormones.

Dr. Ruth
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