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Profound postanesthetic hypoglycemia attributable to glucocorticoid deficiency in 2 dogs
Canadian Veterinary Journal (1999)
  • India F. Lane, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • CL Matwichuk
  • LG Carpenter
  • EN Behrend
Abstract
Glucocorticoid deficiency was diagnosed as the cause of severe postanesthetic hypoglycemia in 2 dogs. Prior signs of systemic illness were not described in either dog; however, preoperative hematologic findings were consistent with glucocorticoid deficiency. Fasting hypoglycemia is a possible complication of chronic adrenal insufficiency primarily because of impaired gluconeogenesis.
Publication Date
1999
Citation Information
India F. Lane, CL Matwichuk, LG Carpenter and EN Behrend. "Profound postanesthetic hypoglycemia attributable to glucocorticoid deficiency in 2 dogs" Canadian Veterinary Journal Vol. 40 Iss. 7 (1999)
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