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Hormone Overproduction in Ferrets

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Treatment

 

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.

 

Prevention

 

Spaying (or neutering) your young ferret before it reaches sexual maturity will prevent this hormonal disorder.

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