T3, T4 and TSH concentrations in dogs with non-thyroidal illness

YILMAZ Z. , Golcu E., YALÇIN E., Aytug N.

Indian Veterinary Journal, vol.80, no.1, pp.49-51, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : Indian Veterinary Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-51


The effects of non-thyroidal illness (NTI) (urinary tract diseases, neoplasia, infection and skin diseases etc.) was studied on the thyroid hormone concentrations in dogs. TT4 (p<.001), fT4 (p<.01), TT3 (p<.01), fT3 (p<.01) and TSH (p<.001) concentration were low in dog with NTI when compared to control values. Thyroid hormone was found decreased in gastrointestinal and infectious diseases (p<.05).