Today's Daily Dose: Copper toxicosis


Today's Daily Dose: Copper toxicosis

Jan 03, 2011
By staff
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“Any patient with evidence of liver disease may have increased hepatic copper concentrations, either as a primary disorder or secondary to heptaocellular dysfunction and cholestasis. If a liver biopsy is performed for histologic analysis, submit a second sample for quantitative copper analysis—especially in known copper hepatopathy-associated breeds—since diagnosis and treatment may mitigate or reverse copper-associated changes.”

—Brier Bostrom, DVM, and Audrey K. Cook, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA

From Diagnosing and treating canine copper-associated hepatopathies