Update on diagnosis of canine hypothyroidism.

@article{Ferguson1994UpdateOD,
  title={Update on diagnosis of canine hypothyroidism.},
  author={Duncan C. Ferguson},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice},
  year={1994},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          515-39
        }
}
Until a clinically useful canine TSH assay is available, a valid test of thyroid hypofunction should (1) take into consideration valid (or at least predictive) measurement of the free T4 concentration in order to factor out the binding effects of drugs and nonthyroidal illness, and (2) should assess thyroid functional reserve. A validated equilibrium dialysis measurement of free T4 and the TSH stimulation test, provide the most useful diagnostic combination of tests now available. A therapeutic… CONTINUE READING

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