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Companionship Animal Practice
Unusual endocrine disorders in the cat
  1. Carmel Mooney

    Carmel Mooney graduated from Dublin in 1986. Her MPhil, obtained at Edinburgh, and PhD, obtained at Glasgow, were both concerned with feline thyroid disease. She spent three years as a lecturer at Glasgow and recently moved to Dublin as the Waltham lecturer. She is an RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Medicine (Endocrinology) and has recently co-edited the new edition of the BSAVA's Manual of Small Animal Endocrinology


HYPERTHYROIDISM and diabetes mellitus are well known endocrine disorders of the cat. Recognition and understanding of these two diseases has increased dramatically over the past 10 or 15 years and this has awakened interest in the field of feline endocrinology; a field which, traditionally, has been poorly studied compared to the same subject in the dog. Almost all endocrine disorders diagnosed in the dog have now been recognised in the cat. This article focuses on four emerging feline endocrine disorders: acromegaly, hyperadrenocorticism, hypoadrenocorticism and hypothyroidism.

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