Testing for Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Shiel R.E. and Mooney C.T.

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract, 2007. 37(4): p.671-91, vi.


Hyperthyroidism remains a common endocrine disorder of cats. Although relatively easy to diagnose in classically presenting cats, the increased frequency of testing cats with early or mild disease has had significant implications for the diagnostic performance of many of the routine tests currently used. Further advances in the etiopathogenesis and earlier diagnosis are only likely with the advent of a species specific feline thyroid-stimulating hormone assay.