Association of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) and Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) with Hyperthyroidism in Domestic Felines, Sentinels for Thyroid Hormone Disruption

Walter KM, Lin YP, Kass PH, et al. BMC Vet Res 2017;13:120. BACKGROUND: Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder observed in domestic felines; however, its etiology is largely unknown. Two classes of persistent organic pollutants, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) … Read More

Incidental And Nonincidental Canine Thyroid Tumors Assessed By Multidetector Row Computed Tomography: A Single-Centre Cross Sectional Study In 4520 Dogs

Bertolini G, Drigo M, Angeloni L, et al. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 2017;58:304-314. Thyroid nodules are common in dogs and are increasingly likely to be detected with the increased use of advanced imaging modalities. An unsuspected, nonpalpable, asymptomatic lesion, defined … Read More

Comparison of in-clinic point-of-care and reference laboratory total thyroxine immunoassays for diagnosis and post-treatment monitoring of hyperthyroid cats

Peterson ME, Rishniw M, Bilbrough GE, et al. J Feline Med Surg 2017:1098612×17708918. Objectives The Catalyst One Chemistry Analyzer (IDEXX Laboratories) is a point-of-care instrument that can measure total thyroxine (TT4) by immunoassay. The aims of this study were to … Read More

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