Insights into Veterinary Endocrinology
This blog is written specifically to serve veterinarians and veterinary technicians. I've divided the posts into 3 types: (1) my insights into specific endocrine issues, (2) Q & A posts that deal with questions I've gotten from veterinarians, and (3) reviews of current endocrine publications (with my comments and "insights"). Please also read my Animal Endocrine blog for pet owners.
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I have an overweight (16 lb; 7.3 kg) male DSH cat who has been fairly well regulated on 3 units of glargine (Lantus) administered twice daily. He has been diabetic for over a year and has done well on a low-carbohydrate diet (less than 10% of calories as carbs).However, the owner reports that the cost of glargine has risen again (now to just over $200 at our local pharmacy), so the owner wants to switch to another insulin preparation. Glargine has always been my first choice of insulin in […]
In my 10th compilation of the canine and feline endocrine publications of 2012, I’m moving on to the theme of feline diabetes mellitus. I covered the canine diabetic publications in a blog post about 2 months ago. Click this link to review my list of of 2012 research papers that pertain to diabetes in dogs.Listed below are 23 research papers written in 2012 that deal with a variety of topics and issues mainly related to the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of diabetes mellitus […]
My problem patient is Buddy, an 8-year old, male neutered Labrador Retriever weighing 42 kg. Buddy first developed diabetes, which was difficult to control because of insulin resistance. He was later found to have concurrent pituitary-dependent Cushing's disease, confirmed by both ACTH simulation and low-dose dexamethasone suppression testing).Buddy has been doing well on insulin and trilostane (Vetoryl) for the past 5 months. We started him on a Vetoryl dose of 60 mg, given twice daily with […]
My patient is a 5-year-old neutered, male DLH that presented for inappropriate urination. He was not neutered until almost a year of age. He primarily urinates on vertical surfaces, the bed, and laundry piles; however, he does generally urinate in his litter box as well. There is one litter box in the house for 2 cats.On my physical examination, nothing significant was detected. I was able to extrude his penis, and I did not find any penile barbs. I did a baseline testosterone level, which […]
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