Message Number: FHL14462 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2011-12-22 16:20:06 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Re: Valdosta, Georgia
To: "" <>

If one has only been debulked then some ferrets will make enough of the essential corticosteroids to survive without medication, but if both come out cleanly then fludrocort, or the non-generic Florinef will be needed for the electrolytes to be in the correct proportions and amounts for the body's cells to survive, and Prednisolone will be needed to help the body prperly hydrate. Both are very affordable meds at the levels which ferrets use. When adrenals are out completely fatal Addisons will occur without those meds. Quite a few people think that a full removal has happened when actually a vet removed only part of the tissue which is called debulking.

On the other hand, some ferrets go into Addisons with just one gland removed because the other has been suppressed, is atropied, or there otherwise is not a functioning second gland, so we always like to have those medications handy, since Addisons is fatal.

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: