Message Number: FHL8799 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Karen McCabe"
Date: 2009-04-29 18:32:42 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: What should I do?

--- In, "Tony Clarke" <Tonytclarke@...> wrote:
> It is a common misconception among some vets in the UK that
> adrenal disease does not exist in our country.

The disease appears to be on the rise in other countries as well. I've heard of quite a few cases in Australia.

> In future if I have another female kit I think there are two alternatives.
> 1. Let her come into season then 'jill jab' followed by neuter.
> 2. Use suplorelin/deslorelin implant instead of surgical neutering.
> Any advice really welcome.

I'm doing lupron, year round, in all of mine here. Both early alters and late alters. I've had 2 (both early alters) on it since July of 2007, when they were around 1 year of age, and recently started 3 more (late alters, just under 2 years of age) on it as well. I'd hoped the late alters would be spared but I'm seeing the early (behavioral) signs.

I don't think anyone can tell you what way to best handle it. No one knows. I do believe I'm seeing good things with the lupron as a possible preventative, though I won't know for sure for several years yet.

Karen McCabe


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