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Growth hormone responsive dermatosis in three dogs

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Growth hormone responsive dermatosis was diagnosed in three dogs. Each dog showed truncal hair loss, and two animals also had alopecia of the ventral neck, tail and thighs. The diagnosis in two cases was made by eliminating other causes of hormonal alopecia and demonstrating little increase in plasma growth hormone concentration after the intravenous administration of xylazine. All three dogs responded favourably to the subcutaneous administration of recombinant human somatotropin.
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Keywords: Dermatitis; Dog; Endocrine; Skin

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: 1993-12-01

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