DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF ADDISON’S DISEASE IN A DOG

Juan Chen, Ruiwan Mai, Vincent Latigo, Lin Li, Jiaojiao Chang and Ping Liu

Jiangxi Provincial Key Laboratory for Animal Health, Institute of Animal Population Health, College of Animal Science and Technology; School of Land Resources and Environment, Key Laboratory of Agricultural Resources and Ecology in the Poyang Lake Basin of Jiangxi Province, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang 330045, People’s Republic China

*Corresponding author: pingliujx@163.com

To Cite this Article :

Chen J, Mai R, Latigo V, Li L, Change J and Liu P, 2022. Diagnosis and treatment of Addison’s disease in a dog. Agrobiological Records 9: 69-72. https://doi.org/10.47278/journal.abr/2022.017

Abstract

A case of Addison's disease was diagnosed and treated has been described in this paper. In this case, the dog had poor mental state, vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. Laboratory examination showed that the dog had hyponatremia, hypochloremia and hyperkalemia, and that the serum sodium potassium ratio was as low as 15:1. Combined with the adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation test, Addison's disease was diagnosed with metabolic acidosis, hepatitis, systemic infection and so on. Through symptomatic and etiological treatment, the dog basically returned to normal, but due to the degradation of primary adrenal functions, the dog needs to take glucocorticoid drugs for a long time.


Article Overview

  • Volume : 9
  • Pages : 69-72