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From: Lynda Squires
Date: 2011-12-17 06:31:57 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: meletonin dose for adrenal disease

My problem now is find a ferret friendly vet that isn't afraid to work with them

--- On Sun, 12/11/11, Ferrethealer <> wrote:

From: Ferrethealer <>
Received: Sunday, December 11, 2011, 2:53 PM


Without knowing what your ferret's medical exam results are, I can't say why your vet would not recommend treating the adrenal disease in some effective manner. If surgery is not an option, then an effective medical treatment such as Lupron, deslorelin, or at a minimum melatonin implants (more effective in my experience than oral melatonin) should be recommended.

Adrenal disease can be managed, even in older ferrets. I have successfully done adrenal surgery in ferrets over eight years of age, by the way. Age is not a prohibiting factor in doing surgery if the ferret is otherwise healthy.

Good luck, and hopefully your ferret will be managed well.

Dr. Ruth

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