Criteria used to diagnose hypothyroidism in sighthounds
and serum thyroid hormone concentrations in healthy Salukis
JAVMA, Feb. 1, 2010, Vol. 236, No.3
Low serum thyroid concentrations have been reported in some sighthound breeds. In spite of this, a review of medical records of sighthound submissions revealed that an inappropriate diagnosis of hypothyroidism, based on low thyroid values, was frequently made. In a study involving 283 healthy Salukis (AKC and COO dogs), low serum thyroid concentrations, especially T4 values, were common. These findings suggest that breed specific reference ranges should be used when interpreting thyroid test results in sighthounds.
Request a hard copy
JAVMA holds the copyright.
To receive a hard copy, please include
your complete mailing address.