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Volume 22, Number 1 February 2007


A drenal disorders are among the most common endocrine

diseases encountered by the small animal practitioner.
The purpose of this issue of Clinical Techniques in Small Ani-
Two articles on hypoadrenocorticism complete the issue
on adrenal disease. The first outlines the pathophysiology,
diagnosis, and treatment of hypoadrenocorticism in small
mal Practice is to update the practitioner on the latest diag- animals. The second article, by Dr. Susan Meeking, is a de-
nostic and therapeutic options for feline and canine adrenal tailed account of emergency treatment of hypoadrenocorti-
disease. cism in dogs and cats.
The first article, by Dr. Mark Peterson, is intended to sum- I would like to thank the contributors to this issue: Dr.
marize the currently available testing protocols for the diag- Mark Peterson, Dr. Nyssa Reine, Dr. Dierdre Chiaramonte,
nosis of classic hyperadrenocorticism in the dog and cat. This and Dr. Susan Meeking for their hard work and excellent
is followed by an article on adrenal sex steroid excess that articles. I would also like to thank Anthony Trioli for his
details the differences between atypical and typical hypera- patience and assistance in getting this issue to print. My hope
drenocorticism in dogs. Dr. Nyssa Reine is the author of the is that this issue will be helpful to the small animal practitio-
third article on treatment of hyperadrenocorticism, which ner in the diagnosis and treatment of adrenal disorders in cats
includes a comparison of treatment with drugs such as and dogs.
trilostane and mitotane. Finally, Dr. Chiaramonte completes
the discussion of hyperadrenocorticism by her article on fe- Deborah S. Greco, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
line adrenal disorders. Editor

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