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W99-FELDMAN: Percutaneous ultrasound guided chemical ablation in cats with bilateral hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is the most common hormonal disorder of cats. Currently available therapeutic options, including daily medication, surgery or radioactive iodine, have potential for excellent results, but also have significant disadvantages. A newer treatment employed in human medicine uses ultrasound guidance to inject ethanol to destroy thyroid tissue. The investigators will study whether this technique can successfully be used in cats.


Status: Active

Year Funded: 1999

Amount awarded: $6,050

Investigator: Ed Feldman DVM; Andrea Wells DVM; William Hornof DVM, MS; Craig Long DVM; University of California, Davis