Message Number: FHL12938 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2011-03-01 21:54:58 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Re: Iatrogenic Cushing's

This whole topic has me surprised and confused since Cushings is incredibly rare in ferrets. Misnaming their typical adrenal disease which is hyperhormonal and not Cushings is seen repeatedly.

I have not heard or read of any cases where using that class of drugs has caused the steroid producing cells in the adrenal IN FERRETS to develop problems (i.e. Cushings) so am curious to learn more. I've written to a few very knowledgeable experts to see if I can learn more.

A search of PubMed NO ferret refs come up on
iatrogenic (self-created) Cushings even
with variations like Cushing and Cushing's
used, and in the vet refs i found w Google
the cases mentioned were in dogs, not in
ferrets, so maybe it can happen but if so it
is probably incredibly rare. It pays to double
check that the steroid producing cells are
actually involved and not the normal hormone
producing cells which produce the sexual

Sukie (not a vet)

Recommended ferret health links:
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"All hail the procrastinators for they shall rule the world tomorrow."
(2010, Steve Crandall)


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