Management of a Hypoadrenocortical Crisis

Category: Emergency Club


European & RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Small Animal Medicine

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About The Webinar

Canine hypoadrenocorticism is an uncommon but potentially life-threatening condition which requires rapid diagnosis and emergency treatment to optimise outcome. In this webinar we will discuss the clinical presentation and diagnosis of this unusual disease in dogs. The initial challenge is to recognise and correctly diagnose the Addisonian patient; the current UK shortage of Synacthen has complicated the diagnosis of this condition further. Emergency treatment usually includes aggressive fluid therapy, measures to reduce serum potassium and increase sodium and steroid therapy. The diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions required to stabilise the patient with hypoadrenocortical crisis will be discussed in detail. Chronic management of the patient with hypoadrenocorticism will also be covered briefly.

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