Hyperadrenocorticism in Dog - Coggle Diagram
Hyperadrenocorticism in Dog
Loss of fur and skin elasticity
A pot-bellied appearance
Drinking more water and Increased urination
ACTH stimulation test
: Dogs with pituitary tumors have
high normal or high
concentration of endogenous ACTH.
: Dogs with adrenal tumors have very
endogenous ACTH concentrations.
High-dose dexamethasone suppression test (HDDS)
: The serum cortisol concentration is suppressed by 50% by four hours.
: The serum cortisol is not suppressed at four hours.
Urine cortisol/creatinine ratio
Abdominal ultrasonography to evaluate the size of adrenal glands