Canine hyperthyroidism

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Hyperthyroidism, while relatively common in cats is uncommon in dogs. It is almost always associated with thyroid carcinoma, and only rarely with thyroid adenoma. This chapter focuses on the different tumour types, thyroid function, aetiology, clinical features, diagnosis and treatment.

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9.2 Large mid-cervical mass in a dog with thyroid carcinoma.
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9.3 Cervical radiograph of a dog with a thyroid carcinoma, showing dorsal displacement of the trachea by a large calcified soft tissue swelling.
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9.5 The appearance of a small, mobile thyroid tumour in a dog: at the time of surgical incision; exposed; and after removal.
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