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Dr. Mark E. Peterson
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Veterinary Endocrinologist
Veterinary Endocrinologist

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Can Thyroid Function be Monitored in Hypothyroid Dogs Treated with Steroids?
Some of my hypothyroid dogs also intermittently receive corticosteroids at anti-inflammatory doses to treat flare-ups of allergic dermatitis. Does the corticosteroid therapy affect thyroid hormone concentrations and interfere with testing—either for the ini...

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Methimazole Treatment of Canine Hyperthyroidism
My patient is a 13-year old spayed female Golden retriever that presented with history of progressive polydispia, polyuria, panting, and weight loss despite a good appetite. On my physical examination, I palpated a freely-movable right cervical mass (2-3 in...

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PAPER REVIEW Hypothyroidism Associated with Acromegaly and Insulin-resistant Diabetes Mellitus in a Samoyed by T. Johnstone, E. Terzo, and C. Mooney Australian Veterinary Journal 2014; 92:437-442 . Background Although both hypothyroidism and diabetes mellit...

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Top Endocrine Publications of 2014: The Canine Thyroid Gland
Large goiter due to thyroid carcinoma In my third compilation of the canine and feline endocrine publications of 2014, I’m moving on to disorders of the canine thyroid gland. Listed below are 21 research papers written in 2014 that deal with a variety of th...

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Top Endocrine Publications of 2014: The Canine and Feline Pituitary Gland
For my next review of the endocrine publications of 2014 that concern companion animals, I'm going to turn to the theme of diagnosis and treatment of pituitary problems in dogs and cats. Listed below are 18 clinical and research papers written in 2014 that ...

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Clinical use of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Agonists in Companion Animals: An Overview
In dogs, cats, ferrets, and pet birds, reproductive physiology is under the control of the hypothalamic­pituitary­-gonadal (HPG) axis. Many hormones are responsible for estrus and reproduction, the most significant being luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle s...

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Top Endocrine Publications of 2014: Canine and Feline Reproductive Endocrinology
As I've done for the last 5 years, I’ve now finished compiling a fairly extensive list of references concerning canine and feline endocrinology that were written last year (in 2014). I’ll be sharing these with you over the next few months, as well as review...

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Top Endocrine Publications of 2013: Canine and Feline Reproductive Endocrinology
In my tenth compilation of the canine and feline endocrine publications, I’m moving on to endocrine disorders of the canine and feline gonads and mammary gland.  Listed below are 20 papers published in 2013 that deal with a variety of topics of importance f...

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Blood Glucose Curves and the Fractious Diabetic Cat
My problem patient is a 12-year old, DSH, female spayed cat with a 2-year history of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. She has been treated with glargine insulin at a variable dose, but typically between 1-3 units, BID. This cat will not eat canned food ...
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