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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My problem case is a 7-year old male-neutered Labrador retriever-mix that presented to me for moderate to severe polyuria and polydipsia (PU/PD). While doing well at home, his owner did mention he also has had some recent weight gain (current weight is 29 kg). He has a history of arthritis, which the owner is treating with some type of holistic supplementation. I did a CBC and complete biochemistry profile, with all values being within normal range. Results of complete thyroid […]
My patient is a 10-year old, female spayed Italian greyhound suffering from diabetes insipidus that I have been treating for several years with desmopressin, with a good overall response. I'm not certain how the diagnosis of diabetes insipidus (DI) was confirmed, however, since the dog was worked up and started on desmopressin by another veterinarian.Initially, the dog was treated with twice daily administration of desmopressin drops (0.01%) by the intraocular route. In the past 2 […]
As I've done for the last four years, I’ve now finished compiling a fairly extensive list of references concerning canine and feline endocrinology that were written last year (in 2013). I’ll be sharing these with you over the next few weeks, as well as reviewing a few of the best papers from my lists of clinical endocrine publications.In this post, I am going to start off with papers that deal with the theme of diagnosis and treatment of pituitary problems in dogs and […]
I have a quick question for you about the use of alendronate for treatment of cats with idiopathic hypercalcemia. First of all, I wanted to find out if you recommend this treatment, and what your experience is with the drug.The protocol that I've been using is to start with an oral dose of 10 mg once weekly, and then increase the dose to 20 mg once weekly if needed. In a few cats, I've had to go as high as 30 mg per week to lower the total and ionized calcium concentrations.Have you ever done […]
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