By Ad Rijnberk, Hans S. Kooistra
This hugely illustrated textbook is aimed toward the veterinarian in perform or education drawn to every kind of endocrine illnesses of canine and cats. The e-book is organised through physique method and is case oriented.
Chapters care for separate endocrine glands, starting with a quick overview of the morphology and body structure of the gland, entire with drawings depicting the practical rules. this is often by way of descriptions of the issues of the gland with updated info on prognosis and treatment.
Numerous medical instances illustrate the offering signs and the consequences following therapy. the ultimate chapters include diagnostic and healing protocols, in addition to algorithms for difficulties resembling alopecia, polyuria, and weight reduction.
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Also visible are thick mucosal folds of the palatum molle which almost completely obliterated the nasopharynx (arrowhead). Three weeks after transsphenoidal hypophysectomy, the cat no longer required insulin. 97 The soft tissue overgrowth included thickening of the skin, particularly of the head and neck, and enlargement of the tongue with respiratory stridor. The osseous changes caused widening of the interdental spaces, increasing stiffness, difficulty in standing up, and neck rigidity – due to articular cartilage proliferation, periarticular periosteal reaction, and severe spondylosis deformans.
99,106 However, the recommended cut-off value is high (1000 µg/l)99, which may lead to underdiagnosis. 111 When the diagnosis of acromegaly has been confirmed, the pituitary gland should be visualized by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging (fig. 20). 114 A pre-entry test with a single intravenous injection of octreotide was introduced recently to evaluate the potential effectiveness of octreotide treatment in acromegalic cats. 120 As long as there are no species-specific antagonists, this approach is not an option for dogs and cats.
Progressive enlargement of the mass may give rise to severe neurological abnormalities such as pacing, head pressing, circling, and continuous howling. Seizures usually do not occur. 152 Physical examination can reveal a variety of signs, including dullness, one or more of the above neurological signs, weight loss due to increasing anorexia, and occasionally mydriasis with or without anisocoria. Ophthalmoscopic examination rarely reveals edema of the papilla. The mass effects may also appear rather suddenly.