Ferrets can be appealing and equally challenging as an exotic pet. It is estimated that most ferret owners have more than one ferret in their household and are more willing to seek out veterinary care now than compared to previous years.
By the age of 3 years or older, a ferret may be diagnosed with adrenocortical disease, an endocrinopathy that can prove life-threatening. Approximately 70% of pet ferrets in the US will be affected by adrenal cortical disease.1 Fortunately there are some options for management of this disease process.
The hormone implant that we provide for veterinarians to administer to ferrets has approval by the FDA and generally is effective for one year.