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The veterinarian may recommend removing the cortex in both adrenal glands. However, this is only done in extreme cases, as the adrenal glands produce other hormones which are vital to the ferret. If the glands are removed, the veterinarian may prescribe hormone supplements, such as melatonin, to treat hair loss and other symptoms which can arise.
Spaying (or neutering) your young ferret before it reaches sexual maturity will prevent this hormonal disorder.
The gland around the urethra that secretes the fluid to allow sperm to move about
The rear end of an animal
The genitalia of a female; found on the outside
A hormone that is created at the time of pregnancy
The type of female hormone produced in the ovaries that contributes to sex drive and female characteristics
The outermost part of the adrenal gland
The gland that produces the hormone adrenaline and others; helps to regulate the metabolism, electrolytes, and even sexual function; also helps to regulate the way the body responds to injury, trauma, etc. The adrenal gland is found near the kidney. Also referred to as the suprarenal gland.
The result of a malignant growth of the tissue of the epithelial gland.