Diagnosing the etiology of hypercalcemia in a dog: a case of primary hyperparathyroidism.


A 13-year-old spayed Labrador Retriever cross dog presented for polyuria and polydipsia. Serum total calcium, free calcium, and intact parathyroid hormone concentrations were elevated. Surgical exploration of the ventral neck revealed a grossly enlarged right external parathyroid gland. The histopathological diagnosis for the excised right parathyroid gland… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0300985809359604