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From: "Sukie Crandall"
Date: 2009-04-28 18:14:07 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: adrenal test

Our experience has been exactly the opposite, with
the panel being more reliable than an ultrasound.
Yes, the sonogram people here know what they are
doing, too.

That said, we only use either (sometimes both) for
ferrets who are not clearly adrenal but just might be.

It prevented surgeries for 5 years straight for one
of ours who actually had allergy problems.

What we usually try first is giving a Lupron Depot
and sometimes also a melatonin implant. If it
behaves properly for those then we figure that
adrenal disease has been confirmed while being
treated and then decide whether to operate or
continue meds on that one. So far, that trick has
not failed us as a way to spot adrenal hyperplasia
or early adrenal carcinoma.

Sukie (not a vet)

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