Today’s Veterinary Practice | Canine Pituitary Dependent Hyperadrenocorticism Series Part 1: Compar


Canine pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH), also known as Cushing’s disease, is a common endocrine disorder in older dogs. This disorder is caused by a pituitary adenoma (PA) that secretes inappropriate amounts of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), which results in bilateral adrenal hyperplasia and disorderly and excessive production of cortisol by the adrenal gland. This is the first of a three part series which will review the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of PDH.

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