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Old 05-14-2009, 01:21 PM
stardeb55 stardeb55 is offline
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Default Re: Barney - 8yo Jack Russell Terrier

Kelley, none of us are vets, but Barney's UTK panel clearly indicates that he is both Pit Cushing's + Atypical. As I mentioned when I first posted to you, the IMS who diagnosed Harley told me she did not need the LDDS, she could make the diagnosis on the UTK panel results + an abdominal ultrasound. I, frankly, don't understand why the vets think they have to do the LDDS. I do need to point out to you that even though the LDDS is considered to be the "gold standard" for diagnosing Cushing's, the test has one big problem. It can show a false positive in the presence of non-adrenal illness.