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Articles by David S. Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM

Trilostane: A new treatment option for dogs with Cushing's (1:40)

Dec 13, 2007

"The advantage of trilostane seems to be a much higher safety profile than Lysodren with an equal efficacy rate."

How to best evaluate thyroid function (2:25)

Sep 13, 2007

Dr. Bruyette discusses which thyroid function tests to use to diagnose hypothyroidism in dogs and hyperthyroidism in cats.

Optimizing adrenal function testing (5:20)

Aug 17, 2007

Dr. David Bruyette discusses how to optimize adrenal function testing, plus information on how to use cosyntropin.

Suggested Reading: Which insulin should I choose now that my

May 1, 2006

On Dec. 31, 2005, Eli Lilly discontinued four of its insulin products: Humulin L Lente insulin, Humulin U Ultralente insulin, Regular Iletin II pork insulin, and NPH Iletin II pork insulin. Our challenges are to switch patients currently receiving these products to comparable insulin preparations and to change our treatment approach in newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus cases.

Examining the pathogenesis of feline hyperthyroidism

Here's what is known about the development of this endocrinopathy and a look at areas researchers are probing. Additional knowledge from studies such as these will allow us to improve therapies and someday prevent this disorder.
Nov 1, 2004

Since it was first documented in 1979, hyperthyroidism has become increasingly more common in cats.

Choosing the best tests to diagnose feline hyperthyroidism

Not all hyperthyroid cats exhibit clinical signs, and concurrent illness may skew the laboratory assessment of thyroid function. Here's the latest research on what tests to perform to establish a diagnosis.
Nov 1, 2004

In this article, I describe the most common clinical signs and physical examination findings in hyperthyroid cats. I also review the available diagnostic methods, including their advantages and disadvantages.

The options for treating feline hyperthyroidism

You have numerous choices for treating hyperthyroid cats. Which therapy you choose depends on such factors as the cat's health, the expense the owner is willing to bear, your experience, and the proximity of a radioiodine facility.
Nov 1, 2004

The options for treating feline hyperthyroidism include surgery, medical therapy, and radioiodine therapy.

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