Epidemiology of thyroid diseases of dogs and cats

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Scarlett JM.

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 1994;24:477-486.

Data regarding the epidemiology of the thyroid diseases in companion animals are sparse. Published studies providing information regarding the epidemiology of canine hypothyroidism and thyroid neoplasia and feline hyperthyroidism are summarized. Future studies should seek to refine diagnoses, include control animals for comparison, and target the elucidation of causes that may lead to preventative recommendations.