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for determination of total T 4 concentration in serum obtained from dogs and cats. 8-10 Another ELISA b for measurement of total T 4 concentration is commercially available for use by veterinarians in a practice setting. Relatively few studies

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standard procedures at the time of each sample collection to ensure the absence of other diseases. The attending veterinarian assessed body condition score at the time of sample collection on a 3-grade scale (1 = thin, 2 = normal, and 3 = overweight). Prior

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veterinarian for the facility) throughout the study. The remaining 27 horses were deemed healthy on the basis of medical history and physical examination findings. The study protocol was reviewed and approved by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

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veterinarians during farm visits, were the target population. Tentative diagnosis was made on the basis of clinical signs including stiffness; trembling of the limbs; weakness; inability to stand; and large, firm muscle masses. These lambs were from flocks in

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because of traumatic injuries. Cats were euthanatized by an IV injection of sodium pentobarbital. Thyroid glands were removed immediately after cats were euthanatized. Review of the medical record for each cat was performed by a veterinarian board

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consequence for health as it does in humans. However, dogs are most often evaluated by their veterinarian only when the owner suspects a problem, thus allowing insulin resistance to remain undetected. 4 The link between obesity and the development of insulin

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this formulation because it is likely to be most readily available to veterinarians in the United States in the foreseeable future. We also monitored objective indicators of systemic effects of corticosteroids, such as serum ALP and ALT activities

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, when treated with NPH insulin and this diet, some dogs with otherwise well-regulated diabetes mellitus still have PPH. In the clinical setting, veterinarians and owners will likely prefer to improve glycemic control with dietary management first and

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failure to meet inclusion criteria. The PPID group consisted of a convenience sample of 14 client- and university-owned horses and ponies with confirmed or suspected PPID, as determined by staff veterinarians at the University of Georgia College of

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lameness was reported by farm personnel over the following 6 months. However, lameness evaluations were not performed by a veterinarian after completion of the study, and the full extent of damage caused by OF-induced laminitis was not determined. Damage

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