Hyperthyroidism has become the most common endocrine disorder of middle-aged to older cats. Chronic kidney disease is also common in the same population of cats. It can be challenging to identify which hyperthyroid cats may have concurrent kidney disease and to determine best treatment strategies for cats with one or both problems.
Understand clinical signs and diagnosis of
hyperthyroidism as well as available diagnostic tests, including new test
Review treatment for control versus
cure and prognosis.
Discuss new diagnostic testing that could help with
identification of chronic kidney disease in hyperthyroid cats.
Understand strategies to improve outcome when faced
with both problems in one cat.
Discussthe role of thyroid scintigraphy as a diagnostic tool.
Review updated information comparing different
protocols for radioiodine therapy of hyperthyroidism.