Diabetes mellitus in elkhounds is associated with diestrus and pregnancy.

  title={Diabetes mellitus in elkhounds is associated with diestrus and pregnancy.},
  author={Tove Fall and {\AA}ke A Hedhammar and Andreas W{\aa}llberg and Ndate Fall and Kerstin M. Ahlgren and Helene Hansson Hamlin and Kerstin Lindblad-Toh and Gillis Andersson and Olle K{\"a}mpe},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  volume={24 6},
BACKGROUND Female Elkhounds are shown to be at increased risk for diabetes mellitus, and occurrence of diabetes during pregnancy has been described in several cases. HYPOTHESIS Onset of diabetes mellitus in Elkhounds is associated with diestrus. ANIMALS Sixty-three Elkhounds with diabetes mellitus and 26 healthy controls. METHODS Medical records from 63 Elkhounds with diabetes were reviewed and owners were contacted for follow-up information. Blood samples from the day of diagnosis were… CONTINUE READING
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