Date: 2010-04-02 03:08:44 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Hormone Levels following Adrenal surgery
4 weeks is an average for how long it takes for the hormone levels to go back down to normal levels. depending on individual (as well as just how high the levels were to begin with) it can happen as quickly as 2 weeks or can take as long as 6 or even longer.
since they initially were okay with each other, that should return now that his adrenal situation has been dealt with (for the moment).
on the other hand, it might be possible that sprout has an issue and snowy is picking up on it and reacting to it. and the adrenal situation with him just heightened it all.
i've heard many people say that one ferret is singled out and attacked (even by what is usually a very accepting and mild-mannered ferret) and that it later is learned that the one being attacked had adrenal disease (sometimes it was some other kind of disease).
it's one of those things that can easily be shooed off as 'old wives tale' kind of thing.
i agree with it though. i've seen it happen with my biz during this past year. four times!!! of the four 'attackees' 2 have been diagnosed with adrenal; the other two i'm still still monitoring as they aren't exhibiting even the slightest bit of any of the various symptoms of it so far.
the attacks lessened with lupron treatments for those diagnosed...the attacks pick up shortly before the next monthly shot is due (because the lupron is wearing off so that ferrets levels are going back up and the higher levels seem to make them notice and/or respond to other ferrets hormone levels more intensely).
so, if things don't improve within 6 weeks, i'd get her checked out.
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