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Vet Rec. 2014 Sep 6;175(9):228-9. doi: 10.1136/vr.g3754.

Does exposure to thyroxine-mimics cause feline thyroid hyperplasia?

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  • 1Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand 4442 e-mail: K.Hill@massey.ac.nz.
  • 2Department of Chemistry, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand 8140 e-mail: ian.shaw@canterbury.ac.nz.

Abstract

Over the past four decades, the incidence of feline thyroid hyperplasia (FTH) has steadily increased. Concomitantly, cats' exposure to thyroxine (T4)-mimicking environmental contaminants and food additives has also increased.

KATE HILL:

and IAN SHAW: hypothesise that the two could be linked.

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25193760
DOI:
10.1136/vr.g3754
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