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
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