Message Number: FHL13654 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Kevin Farlee"
Date: 2011-07-21 14:23:10 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Where to find Deslorelin implants?
To: <>

>The Lupron Depot that my vet was using as his 'standard' dose at the time
was a 4-month,

>200 mcg dosage, and it did nothing for Trinny. After researching and
talking to people who had used Lupron Depot for a long

>time, I convinced the vet to prescribe a 1.0 mg 4-month Lupron Depot, which
I ordered myself. If made a HUGE difference.

I would not use any Lupron formulation except the 1 month depot. I've seen
studies which measured the effective hormone levels, and the "4 month" depot
loses effectiveness after 2.5 - 3 months. One of the reasons that the
Deslorelin implant is so effective is that it gives a constant level of the
medication over its lifetime. If you're using Lupron, you want the same

We use 100 - 200mcg monthly, and have had very good results over the past
10+ years. Yes, there are some ferrets that won't respond at all to Lupron,
as the disease has progressed past the time when the pituitary will respond
to that class of drug. In those cases, Deslorelin may or may not have any
more effect.

Kevin Farlee

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