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medications, age, sex, breed, and activity. 2–16 The effect of breed is perhaps most pronounced within sighthounds. Low serum total T 4 concentrations have been reported in Greyhounds, Whippets, Scottish Deerhounds, Irish Wolfhounds, Basenjis, and Sloughis

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B orzoi are large, athletic sighthounds, bred for coursing wild game. There is a substantial sex-based discrepancy in body weight, with breed-standard males being 15 to 20 pounds (6.8 to 9.1 kg) heavier than females. Prior work 1 has indicated

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diagnose hypothyroidism in sighthounds and serum thyroid hormone concentrations in healthy Salukis Low serum thyroid hormone concentrations have been reported in several sighthound breeds. Despite this, in a retrospective case series involving 398

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has resulted in a substantial increase in the number of Greyhounds in the pet population. Although other sighthound breeds are known to be at risk for OSA, there is no specific information on prevalence and risk factors for OSA in Greyhounds. A review

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advisability of assessing the ABCB1 genotype of an Australian Shepherd prior to administration of P-gp substrate drugs. The ABCB1-1Δ mutation was previously identified in 2 sighthound breeds: the Silken Windhound and the Longhaired Whippet. 12 It has been

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, and Saint Bernards. 5,11,15,28–32 Selective breeding of sight-hounds has introduced a number of physiologic and anatomic idiosyncrasies in these breeds, and publication of a few case reports 5,24,33 of MH in Greyhounds has led some to believe that

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falsely decrease serum total T4 concentration include glucocorticoids, phenobarbital, and sulfonamides. Sighthounds and performance dogs (eg, sled dogs) are known to also have lower serum total T4 concentrations than other groups of dogs. 2 Serum free T4

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any other, with the exception of sighthound breeds; nevertheless, such claims are prevalent on the World Wide Web. In the present study, a general search for Web sites that contained warnings on anesthetic risk in dogs revealed that breed sensitivity

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of muscle inflammation as a result of exercise in dogs that had not received training at the start of the hunting season. Owing to the development of Spanish Greyhounds as racing sighthounds, these dogs have acquired unique physiologic adaptations

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significantly more English Staffordshire Bull Terriers than Border Collies ( P = 0.047) or sighthounds (Greyhounds and Whippets; P = 0.047), compared with the ANNPE group. Although Labrador Retriever was one of the most commonly represented breeds in both the

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