Message Number: FHL8784 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Karen McCabe"
Date: 2009-04-28 23:44:58 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: What should I do?

--- In, "Sukie Crandall" <sukie@...> wrote:
> In the 28 years or so that we've had ferrets all but two were early neuters.

> Our own rate in our ferret family for adrenal diseases of all types has
> pretty consistently averaged out to around a third of them developing
> some form. The other 2/3rds never have in life, and that includes
> back when necropsies on ours were used to teach vet personnel so the
> vast majority of ours have had necropsies and pathology.

This leads to the question of a genetic factor. 20+ years ago adrenal disease was unheard of, or at least unknown. Obviously something has changed. Perhaps the genetics of our ferrets today are not quite the same as ferrets of 15-20 years ago.

Karen McCabe


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