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A Sure-Fire Approach to Cases of Canine Thyroid Disease

@inproceedings{Bruyette2016ASA,
  title={A Sure-Fire Approach to Cases of Canine Thyroid Disease},
  author={David S. Bruyette},
  year={2016}
}
Etiology/pathophysiology Hypothyroidism is due to decreased thyroidal production of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Greater than 90% of cases are primary and are due to acquired immune mediated destruction of the thyroid gland which is preceded by thyroiditis, idiopathic atrophy or less commonly neoplasia. Secondary forms of the disease include thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) deficiency, pituitary neoplasia, and cystic Rathke’s pouch, are uncommon clinical… 

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