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From: "fret.popper"
Date: 2010-03-31 02:50:15 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] first adrenalectomies


This may not be strictly a health question. But when were first surgeries done in ferrets for adrenal issues? What year, where were they done and by whom?

I like to write an article for our ferret newsletter on the 'history of adrenocorticism in ferrets'.

Can you point me in the right direction where to start with my research, please.


[The first vet text reference could be be in the first edition of _Biology and Diseases of the Ferret_ Copyright 1988 (and released 1989 if memory serves) and on page 301. The bibliography mentions Filion and Hoar, "Adrenalectomy in the ferret", Lab Animal Sci, 35:294, 1985 and the text includes using some surgical techniques that were used for some other types of surgeries.


1. Lab Anim Sci. 1985 Jun;35(3):294-5.

Adrenalectomy in the ferret.

Filion DL, Hoar RM.

A simple adrenalectomy technique is presented for the ferret (Mustela putorius
furo). The adrenal glands were removed in two operations with an interim recovery
period of approximately 1 week. The right adrenal should be removed first, as the
surgery is complicated on that side by fascia which binds the adrenal to the
inferior vena cava. Salt solution (1% NaCl) in place of water will maintain
sodium balance.

PMID: 4021440 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE

In PubMed that also comes up as the first one. Check in

This surgery has been done for at least 25 years!



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