Ferrets are an increasingly popular pet which in turn increases the chance of a clinician in practice being presented with one in their consult room.
Ferrets can develop a wide range of problems that require veterinary attention, one area being endocrine diseases.
Persistent estrus, adrenal disease and insulinomas are three of the most common endocrinopathies seen and this talk will give a brief overview of them.
These are huge areas, so given the time, I will give you the outline of the problems so at least you feel a little more comfortable with the why, how, and what.
Why do these diseases occur (what goes wrong, any predisposing factors involved)?
How do they present in the clinic and to the owner?
What do we do when we suspect or diagnose one of these conditions? (what work up is possible? What are the treatment options?)