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From: "Tressie"
Date: 2012-01-16 10:37:33 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Fat Ferret

Dr. Ruth,

I had a ferret who was suspected of having hypothyroidism, however, there were no established diagnostic protocols for ferrets available at the time to confirm/disconfirm the diagnosis. The testing protocol i.e., T4 levels used for dogs was not believed to be an accurate measure, especially given this ferret had a host of other health issues and was on a number of medications already. We could not find an expert who could recommend diagnostics for hypothyroidism.

What would you recommend as a test for hypothyroidism in a ferret?


--- In, Ferrethealer <ferrethealer@...> wrote:
> Hypothyroidism (low thyroid) is rare in ferrets, but I have seen it. If other causes of the weight are not found, then certainly looking at the thyroid is warranted.
> Dr. Ruth
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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