Metabolic & Endocrine Diseases

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Fortunately, with the exception of thyroid disease, metabolic and endocrine diseases are rare in Aussies, but three which have been reported in the breed – Addison’s Disease, Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, and thyroid disease – can be autoimmune, a group of diseases that are common.  For more info or to view the article below click on the menu at left. 

 Hereditary Cobalamin Malabsorbtion and The Devil You Don’t Know, respectively, give brief and detailed examinations of an easy- and inexpensive-to-treat but often misdiagnosed and potentially deadly disease.