Primary hyperparathyroidism in a Keeshond
A six year old male castrated Keeshond was presented for evaluation and treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism after testing positive for the gene associated with this disease. Ionized calcium measurements and a parathyroid panel were consistent with primary hyperparathyroidism. Additional diagnostics, including thoracic radiographs and an abdominal and cervical ultrasound were performed to confirm a diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism and to rule-out other causes of hypercalcemia. This report describes the pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for this disease, and the genetic basis of primary hyperparathyroidism in Keeshonden.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2009 C55
Dogs -- Diseases -- Case studies