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Articles by Deirdre Chiaramonte, DVM, DACVIM

Deirdre Chiaramonte, DVM, DACVIM

What's new with hypothyroidism in dogs (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Hypothyroidism is a common endocrine disorder of middle-aged, purebred dogs resulting in decreased production of the thyroid hormones, thyroxine (TT4) and tri-iodothyronine (T3) from the thyroid gland. The majority is believed to be due to acquired primary hypothyroidism.

Diagnostic approach to diarrhea (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Diarrhea is one of the most common clinical signs of intestinal disease in companion animals and sometimes one of the most frustrating conditions for veterinarians to diagnose and successfully manage.

Adrenal disease in cats (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Although only recently discovered, feline adrenal disorders are becoming increasingly more recognized. Feline adrenal disorders include diseases such as hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's syndrome) and hyperaldosteronism (Conn's syndrome).

What's new with hyperthyroidism in cats (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Feline hyperthyroidism was first described in 1979 by Peterson and 1980 by Holzworth. It is now estimated that the incidence is as high as 2% of the feline population seen in tertiary veterinary care facilities.

Diagnostic approach to vomiting (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Vomiting is among the most common clinical signs in companion animals. Although a protective mechanism associated with removal of noxious ingested substances, it is also associated with many diseases. Due to the multitude of causes it can be a challenge for veterinarians to diagnose and manage vomiting.

What's new with hypoadrenocorticism in dogs (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Hypoadrenocorticism is an uncommon endocrinopathy, which may be difficult to recognize due to its varied clinical presentation.

Obesity (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Obesity is the excessive accumulation of adipose tissue (FAT). It occurs due to an imbalance of energy intake versus energy expenditure.


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