Message Number: FHL10980 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 23:51:25 -0000
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Starting ferret on Lupron
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "ANITA" <amb5890@...> wrote:
And I have dealt with Adrenal ferrets before and I am positive she will eventually have it full force. Is there any reason I would need the test done before starting the Lupron? It is my understanding that Lupron will not hurt them if by chance it were not needed. Is this correct?
You are perfectly correct, in fact lupron can be used as a diagnostic to confirm or refute your suspicions.
In the UK we do not use the Tennessee panel as the labs in the UK insist on testing the hormones that would be effected by Cushings disease even though vets (mine included) have asked for the specific hormones to be tested, to no avail.
If your vet will not give lupron to prove your suspicions I would change my vet to one that will try harder to get deslorelin. Lupron will do no harm if Cocoa is not adrenal.
Tony (not a vet), Sugar and Suki.
In memory of Sally and Sue.
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