Message Number: FHL8822 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Tony Clarke"
Date: 2009-04-30 23:56:27 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re:Deslorelin questions

--- In, AFERRETVET@... wrote:
> Hi Tony and Tressie
> Your question about "how long it last" needs more info.
> What size implant are you using? It currently comes in
> 2 sizes a 4.7 mg and a 9.4 mg. There used to be a 3 mg
> size also. The one article on Deslorelin (Suprelorin) came out
> 4 years ago. Dr Wagner form the U of Pitt used the 3 mg
> implant in that study. It controlled the disease for 8.5 months
> to 20.5 months. The 4.7 mg should last for slightly longer (ie
> at least 12 months), but there has been no published data to
> say for sure how long it can control adrenal gland disease.
> If you use the 4.7mg implant then roughly every 12 months
> but keep a close eye on them after 8 months for any signs
> of adrenal gland disease returning.
> Hope that helps,
> Jerry Murray, DVM
Thanks for that, Sugar has the 4.7 mg implant, I believe that is the
standard size when ordering for a ferret, (comes in a pack of 2).

Tony, Sugar and Suki.
In memory of Sally and Sue.


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