Etiology:  Alopecia may be seen in multiparous females, probably as a result of nutritional stress and estrogenic influence (see photo); this form is also known as pregnancy effluvia.  A transient alopecia is occasionally seen in weanlings [1].

Incidence:  The incidence of alopecia is moderate.

Clinical Signs:  Clinical signs include transient hair loss without evidence of underlying skin disease or inflammation.

Diagnosis:  Diagnosis is made based on history and clinical signs.


1.            Quesenberry, K.E., Carpenter, James W., Ferrets, Rabbits, And Rodents Clinical Medicine And Surgery2003, 11830 Westline Industrial Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63146: Saunders.