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Articles by Thomas K. Graves, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Clinical approach to polyuria (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

PU/PD is an extremely common presenting complaint in small animal practice. Probably just as common are animals with polyuria and polydipsia that goes unnoticed by their owners. This is especially true of cats.

Clinical approach to the icteric cat (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

Icterus occurs when bilirubin accumulates in the plasma and tissues to the extent that it causes visible yellow discoloration of the sclera, mucous membranes, and skin.

Obesity as an endocrine disease (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and worldwide. Despite major public health initiatives spanning several decades, human obesity has reached prevalence rates nearing 40% in some states.

Treatment of diabetes (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

There are many different types of insulin that vary with species of origin and with chemical modifications and formulations that affect onset and duration of action. Porcine insulin, which is identical to canine insulin in its amino acid structure, is available for use in dogs in some countries, but, unfortunately, no specific feline insulin formulation is currently available.

Managing the hyperthyroid cat with renal disease (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

Recognizing hypertension in cats with hyperthyroidism is not always simple. In normal cats, measurement of blood pressure is fairly reliable, whether using oscillometry or Doppler ultrasonography.1 Both correlate well with intra-arterial measurements.2 The "white coat effect", however, is not always recognized in feline medicine, and this effect may well be more pronounced in cats with hyperthyroidism than in less stressed normal cats.

Endocrine emergencies (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's disease ) is most common in dogs between 2-7 years of age. Breeds predilections include Standard Poodles, West Highland White Terriers, Rottweilers, Great Danes, Leonbergers, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Portuguese Water Dogs, and Bearded Collies.

Difficult feline medicine cases (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

Hyperaldosteronism is uncommon in dogs, but may be more common in cats than previously thought. Disorders of aldosterone deficiency have been recognized in combination with general adrenocortical insufficiency (Addison's disease), and will not be discussed here.

Hypothyroidism: Myth vs. reality (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2009

Authors almost always refer to hypothyroidism as a common (if not the most common) endocrine disease in dogs.

Managing calcium disorders (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2009

Clinical signs of hypercalcemia can be difficult to detect.

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