Message Number: YPG922 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 23:21:02 EST
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Need Vet input Propecia/Lupron
Here is how to treat an enlarged prostate secondary to
adrenal gland disease.
1) Lupron. Yes, use the high dose of 500 mcg/kg once
every 4 weeks.
2) Melatonin. Yes, melatonin helps with adrenal gland disease, and
it also helps with the prostate. There was a melatonin article in the
Dec 1, 2006 issue of JAVMA. (This was the oral melatonin study from
the U of Wisconsin, and it does cover how melatonin helps with the prostate.)
3) Propecia or Proscar. Both contain the same ingredient finasteride.
Propecia 1mg once a day for the first 30+ days. After the prostate shrinks
ferret can urinate well then the dose can be lowered to 0.1mg once a day.
4) Antibiotic. Zeniquin (Marbofloxacin), Baytril (Enrofloxacin), or
sulfa for 4-6 weeks to clear up the bacterial infection.
Now if the prostate is really 3cm by 1cm, then you may need to do surgery
to fix the prostate (marsupialization or omentalization) and remove the bad
adrenal gland or glands.
By the way the valium helped by relaxing the muscles, so he could urinate.
It has nothing to do with his thinking. This is sort of like how Flomax works
in people with an enlarged prostate. I would not use ketoprofen in a ferret
because it may cause stomach ulcers. Metacam would be the safer
NSAID to use.
Hope that helps,
Jerry Murray, DVM
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