AAHA Con trivia #3: Who am I?


Andrew Bugbee, DVM, DACVIM


Session 1: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Monitoring of Hypothyroidism

This session will cover the recognition of clinical signs and common biochemical abnormalities of hypothyroidism.

We will cover commonly utilized diagnostic testing, including the limitations of these tests.

Finally, the session will review hypothyroidism treatment and how to develop an appropriate monitoring plan for patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand which diagnostics are appropriate for hypothyroidism screening and definitive diagnosis.
  • Identify the limitations of commonly used testing for hypothyroidism.
  • Develop an appropriate treatment and monitoring plan for hypothyroidism management.


Session 2: Cushing's Syndrome and Addison's Disease

This session will focus on how to select and interpret diagnostic testing for Cushing's syndrome.

We will discuss recent updates on how best to treat and subsequently monitor trilostane therapy in Cushingoid patients.

Finally, we will review the basic screening, diagnostic, and treatment approach to Addison's disease in dogs.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the pros and cons of diagnostic and differentiation testing for Cushing's syndrome.
  • Understand therapeutic approaches to treat Cushing's syndrome and options for appropriate drug monitoring.
  • Understand screening, diagnosis, and treatment of Addison's disease.


Session 3: Feline Endocrinopathies

This session will review the clinical approach to thyroid and adrenal diseases encountered clinically in feline patients.

This will include updates in hyperthyroidism treatment and monitoring, management of feline Cushing's syndrome, and an overview of hyperaldosteronism.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize common endocrinopathies encountered in feline patients.
  • Explain general approach to achieving diagnosis of thyroid and adrenal diseases of cats.
  • Understand therapeutic principles of treating feline endocrinopathies.


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