Canine Hypoadrenocorticism
Diagnosis and Treatment of an Emerging Disease

The following information is from Novartis' Percorten-V brochure, and is not intended to be a substitute for veterinary care. Please consult with your veterinarian if you have any concerns regarding Percorten-V.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1 History of Addison's Disease
1.2 Clinical significance of hypoadrenocorticism

2. Anatomy and pathophysiology
2.1 Adrenal glands in health and disease
2.2 The role of mineralocorticoids
2.3 The role of glucocorticoids

3. Diagnosis
3.1 Predisposing factors
3.2 Clinical Signs
3.3 Laboratory tests

4. Percorten-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate)
4.1 Product description
4.2 Pharmacology
4.3 Clinical review
4.4 Dosing and safety
4.5 Addisonian crisis dosing
4.6 Product benefits

5. Monitoring and maintenance

6. Frequently asked questions

7. Client information sheet