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From: "SukieC"
Date: 2011-01-06 21:24:57 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Again about Deslorelin a killing drug?

To find your way to the paper abstracts and sometimes
to the papers themselves:

Then search for

deslorelin ferrets

This doctoral dissertation used to be available
somewhere on line and may still be:

Hyperadrenocorticism in ferrets / Nico Schoemaker.
ISBN9039335184AuthorSchoemaker, NicoPublisherUtrecht :
Utrecht university. Faculty of veterinary medicine, 2003.
Description176 p.: ill.ThesisDiss. doct. diergeneeskundige
wetenschappenSubjectFerret DiseasesSubjectFerretCorp.
authorUniversiteit Utrecht. Faculteit Diergeneeskunde

Okay, here you go:

You are probably wondering if never letting the
melatonin levels decrease can delay or prevent
adrenal disease, and indeed complete darkness
is used prophylactically and so is melatonin (either
oral or implant) but the ferret hormonal network
can adjust to high melatonin levels and not respond
as well over time. It seems to lose sensitivity to oral
melatonin most easily, BTW, and that needs to be given
on a specific diurnal schedule so see past posts on
the hours in the archives (mentioned lower in this post)

The blue light wavelength is the worst for reducing
melatonin output. Green is the second worst so many
type of nightlights and computer equipment do it too
much. Amber is the light color which least impairs the
production of melatonin.

You should search on these topics in the bodies of messages
by using

for a lot of good information.

Notice Dr. Jerry Murray's note today about how dose size
has an effect.

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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