Diagnosis and Management of Common Canine Endocrine Diseases

50.00
Online
Elective
Learning Objectives

  • Describe the etiology and pathophysiology of canine hypothyroidism.
  • Discuss screening and confirmatory tests for canine hypothyroidism and common pitfalls of diagnosis.
  • Manage a newly diagnosed case of canine hypothyroidism, including medical treatment and monitoring.
  • Describe the etiology and pathophysiology of canine diabetes mellitus.
  • Treat a newly diagnosed case of diabetes mellitus with insulin, performing appropriate glucose curve testing to ensure adequate diabetes regulation.
  • Describe the Somogyi effect and how it complicates monitoring of dogs with diabetes mellitus.
  • List three tests that can be performed as screening tests for Cushing’s disease.
  • List three diagnostic tests that can be used to distinguish between pituitary-dependent and adrenal-dependent Cushing’s disease.
  • Discuss the two drugs that can be used to treat pituitary-dependent Cushing’s disease and how drug therapy is monitored.
  • Explain the best cortisol supplement for a patient that is suspected of having Addison’s disease but has not yet received an ACTH stimulation test.
  • Compare and contrast the use of DOCP and fludrocortisone in the treatment of Addison’s disease.
  • Educate a client on at-home monitoring for a dog with Addison’s disease.
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Diagnosis and Management of Common Canine Endocrine Diseases

50.00
Learning Objectives

  • Describe the etiology and pathophysiology of canine hypothyroidism.
  • Discuss screening and confirmatory tests for canine hypothyroidism and common pitfalls of diagnosis.
  • Manage a newly diagnosed case of canine hypothyroidism, including medical treatment and monitoring.
  • Describe the etiology and pathophysiology of canine diabetes mellitus.
  • Treat a newly diagnosed case of diabetes mellitus with insulin, performing appropriate glucose curve testing to ensure adequate diabetes regulation.
  • Describe the Somogyi effect and how it complicates monitoring of dogs with diabetes mellitus.
  • List three tests that can be performed as screening tests for Cushing’s disease.
  • List three diagnostic tests that can be used to distinguish between pituitary-dependent and adrenal-dependent Cushing’s disease.
  • Discuss the two drugs that can be used to treat pituitary-dependent Cushing’s disease and how drug therapy is monitored.
  • Explain the best cortisol supplement for a patient that is suspected of having Addison’s disease but has not yet received an ACTH stimulation test.
  • Compare and contrast the use of DOCP and fludrocortisone in the treatment of Addison’s disease.
  • Educate a client on at-home monitoring for a dog with Addison’s disease.