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From: "Tressie"
Date: 2011-03-02 11:12:22 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Iatrogenic Cushings

Dr. Murray,

If it turns out that longterm use of pred is causing adrenal symptoms (i.e. Cushing's) then what is the treatment for it? Stopping the pred?? And then how would you medically manage the insulinoma?

This is very troubling for those of us who have insulinomic ferrets that have been receiving pred longterm.

Thank you.


--- In, AFERRETVET@... wrote:
> Hi Bonnie
> Yes, ferrets can get Iatrogenic Cushings from long term pred use,
> but the only way to know if pred is causing the adrenal signs
> (and not adrenal gland disease) is to check the adrenal hormones
> thru the University of Tennessee (the "Tennessee panel").
> If the adrenal hormones are normal, then yes the pred is causing the
> adrenal signs.
> hope that helps,
> Jerry Murray, DVM
> </HTML>


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