From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2012-01-31 23:15:56 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Lupron, Deslorelin, Suprelorin
If there is trouble getting them from Europe but if they may be needed before Virbac U.S.A. sells the Suprelorin implants then try Virbac Europe. (Virbac bought Peptech.)
Virbac U.S.A. is putting together a list of people to notify when Suprelorin is sold in the U.S. and your vet can go to:
to leave a message..
Be sure to put NO spaces in the phone number to get the message section to work
Suprelorin IS the deslorelin implant. Deslorelin is the generic name of the med in the implants.
Lupron depots are the way to go with Lupron for ferrets. Over time they cost more because they do not last as long.
Lupron and deslorelin (in the Suprelorin implants) are related medications in the same class of medication, and either of those two CAN and OFTEN SHOULD be given with melatonin implants which are called Ferretonin since the two approaches work in different ways so they can have a great cumulative effect. (Those who can not get the melatonin implants can instead give oral melatonin at about the time of Winter dusk, and there is more on that in the FHL archives.)
What should NOT be used are the short acting deslorelin or the short acting Lupron because both have the problem described in
and it does not matter if a vet times those with long spacing between times given because since they are still the short acting forms and are very problematic. So, just be SURE that deslorelin is in the Suprelorin implant form, or Lupron is in the depot form! You just do NOT want the meds in their short acting forms (which are used in other animals for other reasons).
Tressie's comments below your post are great; I saw them after writing this but before sending.
Sukie (not a vet)
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