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Journal June 2007 (Vol 28, No 6) Focus: Endocrine Disorders

NOTE: You have already passed this course.
NOTE: This course is no longer valid for accreditation purposes.

Understanding Common Endocrine Tests

1. Which is true for the LDDST?
2. What is the correct protocol for conducting an ACTH stimulation test?
3. If a healthy dog shows an abnormally elevated ACTH response, this result is a ________
4. When scheduling a glucose curve for a 12-year-old neutered bichon frise with diabetes, the owner should be instructed to
5. A wellness panel conducted on a 15-year-old neutered poodle receiving furosemide, enalapril, and meloxicam for heart disease and arthritis reveals a low total T4. This could be caused by
6. When conducted by equilibrium dialysis, the free T4 test has a sensitivity of 98% and a specificity of 93%. Which of the following is not correct?
7. A thyroid panel conducted on an 8-year-old spayed Labrador retriever with obesity, lethargy, and hair loss shows low total T4, low free T4, and normal TSH. Which is not correct?
8. A 10-year-old neutered German shepherd with diabetes mellitus has a fructosamine level of 510 ?mol/L. Which would not be appropriate as a next step?
9. If a dog with hypothyroidism has a normal T4 level, this result is a
10. The owner of a 10-year-old intact male schnauzer thinks the dog might be drinking more water than usual, but the dog has no other signs of HAC. The _______ would be good initial screening test.
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