Update about canine hypothyroidism and feline hyperthyroidism
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Update about canine hypothyroidism and feline hyperthyroidism

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This clinical manual on thyroid gland conditions offers an update on the concepts and clinical reality of canine hypothyroidism and feline hyperthyroidism, two processes that have been the subject of much case-based reasoning.

María Dolores Pérez Alenza

She graduated in veterinary medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) in 1989, and earned a PhD in veterinary medicine from the same university in 1994. She completed her training in small animal internal medicine with several postdoctoral fellowships at the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Utrecht (Netherlands) (1991–1993) and the University of California, Davis (United States) (2002). She is a full professor in the Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery at the School of Veterinary Medicine of the UCM. She is head of the Small Animal Internal Medicine Service of the UCM Veterinary Teaching Hospital and head of the Endocrinology and Mammary Oncology Unit of said service.

She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Internal Medicine Working Group of AVEPA (Spanish Small Animal Veterinary Association). She has had more than 50 articles published in Spanish and international journals, collaborated in writing book chapters and papers, and is the author of the book Diabetes felina (Feline diabetes) and coauthor of the Manual de endocrinología veterinaria (Manual of veterinary endocrinology).

Carolina Arenas Bermejo

She graduated in veterinary medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) in 2002, and earned a PhD in veterinary medicine from the same university in 2011. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital of the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). She completed her training in small animal internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Texas A&M University, Animal Endocrine Clinic (New York) and the University of Liverpool.

Previously, she was associate professor of medical and clinical pathology and clinical education at the Alfonso X el Sabio University in Madrid. She was also a collaborating veterinary clinical instructor in endocrinology and mammary oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine and Surgery of the School of Veterinary Medicine of the UCM, in the specialities of endocrinology and mammary oncology.

She has published articles in both international and Spanish journals.

1. General thyroid gland concepts

Synthesis of thyroid hormones

Regulation of the synthesis and release of thyroid hormones

Hormone transport

Function of thyroid hormones

2. Canine hypothyroidism

Types and causes of hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism in young dogs

Hypothyroidism in adult dogs

Diagnosis

Clinical signs

Skin disorders

Neuromuscular disorders

Cardiac abnormalities

Reproductive disorders

Other clinical signs

Diagnostic process

Complete blood count and biochemical analysis

Thyroid function tests

Ultrasound evaluation

L-thyroxine treatment as a diagnostic method

Treatment of hypothyroidism

Dose

Monitoring

Side effects

References

3. Thyroid tumours and hyperthyroidism in dogs

Incidence and types of thyroid tumours

Clinical signs and diagnostic approach

Treatment and prognosis

References

4. Feline hyperthyroidism

Aetiology of hyperthyroidism

Epidemiology of hyperthyroidism

Intrinsic factors

Nutritional factors

Environmental factors

Clinical signs of hyperthyroidism

Diagnosis of hyperthyroidism

Routine diagnostic tests

Hormonal tests to confirm the diagnosis

Diagnostic imaging

Treatment of hyperthyroidism

Medical treatment

Diet

Radioactive iodine

Surgical thyroidectomy

Intrathyroid injection of ethanol

References

9788417225414
  • Language English
  • Author/s Carolina Arenas Bermejo, M.ª Dolores Pérez Alenza
  • Release date 2018
  • Pages 100
  • Binding Hard cover
  • Dimensions 17 X 24

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