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Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2001 Sep;31(5):985-1003, viii.

Diagnosis of canine hyperadrenocorticism.

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Department of Clinical Sciences, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Endocrine Diagnostic Service, Auburn, Alabama, USA.


Canine hyperadrenocorticism is one of the most common endocrinopathies in dogs. Diagnosis remains difficult in some cases due to factors such as the presence of non-adrenal illness and limitations in the tests. Differentiation between the pituitary and adrenal forms is important for providing accurate prognostic information and delineating treatment options and protocols. This article reviews the tests available for diagnosis (screening) and differentiation and evaluates their advantages and disadvantages. Recommendations for testing are made.

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