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From: "cinnamon_sprite"
Date: 2009-09-06 01:22:09 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Ferret running on half an adrenal gland

--- In, Carol J Owens <queenbee@...> wrote:
> Lendri is a 3 to 4 year old boy who had his left adrenal and part of
> his right removed in May of this year. He was doing quite well for a
> while but now is losing weight. He tested negative for ADV (CEP test)
> last week. I had my vet check the electrolytes, sodium and potassium,
> which were in the normal range. What other test is there to find if he
> needs pred or Percortin or both?

I'd bet if you had the ferret adrenal panel run you would find that his hormone levels are elevated. What this ferret may need is lupron, to treat the adrenal disease which is quite likely still active.

Karen McCabe


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