Use of 64copper measurements to diagnose canine copper toxicosis.

  title={Use of 64copper measurements to diagnose canine copper toxicosis.},
  author={George J. Brewer and William D. Schall and Robert D. Dick and Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan and Michel Thomas and George A. Padgett},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  volume={6 1},
Inherited canine copper toxicosis is a serious problem in Bedlington terriers and West Highland White terriers, and may also be a problem in other less-studied breeds. Affected dogs become ill at midlife with progressive and ultimately fatal liver disease. Treatments for removal of copper and prevention of copper accumulation are available, but are most effective if begun before the dog becomes ill. Until recently diagnosis has not been available until the dog is 1 year of age, and then only by… CONTINUE READING


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