2017 - 86 (4)

Title: 
Probable diagnosis of spontaneous hypothyroidism in an adult cat
Author(s): 
H. DE BOSSCHERE, E. KINDERMANS, E. BUELENS, N. GANTOIS
Abstract: 

In this case report, a probable diagnosis of a rare endocrine condition in a cat is described. Aseven-year-old, spayed domestic shorthair presented with lethargy, partial anorexia and postprandialhypersalivation. A decreased activity level and a poor quality haircoat with excessive hair loss haddeveloped over the past six months. A probable diagnosis of acquired hypothyroidism was made afterexclusion of non-thyroidal diseases, decreased serum TT4 and serum fT4 levels and a positive responseto a therapeutic trial with levothyroxine. Nearly two years after the initial diagnosis, the cat was doingwell and was completely free of symptoms.

Full text: 
pp 250-255
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