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 two hyperthyroid cats that both had "completely normal" kidney function until we started treating with methimazole. On treatment, the serum T4 concentrations in both cats have come down nicely to 1.2 and 2.0 µg/dl, respectively (reference interval, 1.0-4.0 µg/dl), so these values are within the low-normal range, which is what I aim for after treatment.In the first cat, the serum creatinine has increased from 1.2 mg/dl up to 2.0 mg/dl, whereas the serum creatinine value in the […]
In my eighth compilation of the canine and feline endocrine publications of 2013, I’m moving on to disorders of the feline thyroid gland.Listed below are 26 papers published in 2013 that deal with a variety of thyroid gland topics of issues of clinical importance in cats.These range from from studies of the duration of serum T4 suppression in cats treated with methimazole (1) to the results of a long-term follow-up study of cats treated with transdermal methimazole (2); and from case […]
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