Message Number: FHL12220 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "SukieC"
Date: 2010-09-16 15:51:00 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: importation of Suprelorin to the U.S.

It *appears* that there are not any FDA forms per say
for the vets to fill out for importation, but it IS
important to use the template of the accompanying
letter which Peptech sends to those who plan to

Important Note: That letter can change over time
if the numerical codes of countries/areas permitting
this product change, so if a hospital already has its own
template worked up for use with hospital letterhead
stationary DO check the details each time including
those numerical codes.

Here is a list of current useful references to attach.
Note that the ones done in the U.S. are put first. That
is because I know that for a medical use of my own
(sublingual immune therapy) the FDA weighs studies
done in the U.S. more highly so in case that also may
happen with veterinary products I placed them first.
There may be further studies over time to add so watch

Notice that it helps for acceptance of the import to have the accompanying =
letter include references.

References regarding use of this product in ferrets include:
1. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2010 Sep;13(3):439-52.
Advanced diagnostic approaches and current medical management of insulinoma=
s and adrenocortical disease in ferrets (Mustela putorius furo).
Chen S.
Gulf Coast Avian & Exotics, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, 1111 West Lo=
op South, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77027, USA.
2. Am J Vet Res. 2005 May;66(5):910-4.
Clinical and endocrine responses to treatment with deslorelin acetate impla=
nts in
ferrets with adrenocortical disease.
Wagner RA, Pich=E9 CA, J=F6chle W, Oliver JW.
Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, 3500 Terrace St, S1049 BST, Univer=
of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA.=09
3. Domest Anim Endocrinol. 2008 Apr;34(3):278-83. Epub 2007 Sep 10.
Luteinizing hormone-dependent Cushing's syndrome in a pet ferret (Mustela p=
utorius furo).
Schoemaker NJ, Kuijten AM, Galac S.
Division of Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine of the Department of Clinical =
Sciences of Companion Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht Univ=
ersity, Yalelaan 108, 3584 CM Utrecht, The Netherlands.
4. Theriogenology. 2008 Jul 15;70(2):161-7. Epub 2008 Apr 25.
Use of a gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist implant as an alternative f=
or surgical castration in male ferrets (Mustela putorius furo).
Schoemaker NJ, van Deijk R, Muijlaert B, Kik MJ, Kuijten AM, de Jong FH, Tr=
igg TE, Kruitwagen CL, Mol JA.
Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, Faculty of Veterinary=
Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
5. Vet Rec. 2010 Jan 16;166(3):74-8.
Comparison of four treatments to suppress ovarian activity in ferrets (Must=
ela putorius furo).
Proh=E1czik A, Kulcs=E1r M, Trigg T, Driancourt MA, Huszenicza G.
Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istv=E1n University, Istv=E1n utca 2, =
1078 Budapest, Hungary.

See previous posts in this discussion for further details. At the website =
you can select "group by topic" and expand the replies to see all or better=
yet go to the separate archives and search by the original subject line pu=
t within quotes, leaving the other boxes empty, or search by terms if you p=
refer. Those URLs are in my sig lines.

I really hope that there winds up being a U.S. distributor in the next year=
or three.

Sukie (not a vet)

Recommended ferret health links:
all ferret topics:

"All hail the procrastinators for they shall rule the world tomorrow."
(2010, Steve Crandall)


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