Canine Pituitary Dependent Hyperadrenocorticism Series, Part 2: Diagnostic Approach

David Bruyette, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, Los Angeles, California, and Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation and Consultation, Woodland Hills, California Canine pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH), also known as Cushing’s disease, is a common endocrine disorder in older dogs. This disorder is caused by a pituitary adenoma (PA) that secretes inappropriate amounts of …


Canine Hypoadrenocorticism: Overview, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Maya Lottati DVM, PhD, and David Bruyette, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine) Addison’s disease has an overall low disease prevalence, and when combined with vague clinical signs and nonspecific clinicopathologic abnormalities, diagnosis is challenging. The authors identify the function of the adrenal cortex, forms of the disease, diagnostics, acute therapy, and long-term maintenance. Canine hypoadrenocorticism, …


Canine Hyperadrenocorticism: Challenges Establishing The Diagnosis

Ann Della Maggiore, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, & Richard Nelson, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM University of California–Davis Canine Cushing’s disease, or hyperadrenocorticism, can be challenging to definitively diagnose. Given the complexity of hyperadrenocorticism, the authors provide an in-depth review of the diagnostic process, including an algorithm and case study, to aid the practitioner. Spontaneously occurring canine hyperadrenocorticism …

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