Radioiodine treatment for hyperthyroid cats: frequently asked questions from vets and clients

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Abstract

Abstract
Feline hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrinopathy affecting senior and geriatric cats. Radioactive iodine treatment is widely considered the gold-standard treatment because of its curative effect, associated high success rates, the lack of requirement for anaesthesia, preservation of parathyroid tissue and the ability to treat ectopic tissue and thyroid carcinoma. Until recently, access to radioactive iodine in the UK was limited to a few centres; however, more clinics are starting to offer the treatment, increasing the potential number of cats that can receive radioactive iodine. This review will cover topics including the pros and cons of treatment, the mechanism of radioactive iodine action and management of the feline patient during and after radioactive iodine, to enable veterinary surgeons to discuss the therapy in detail with their clients.
Original languageEnglish
JournalUK Vet - Companion Animal
Early online date7 Feb 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2020

Keywords

  • hyperthyroidism, radioiodine, feline

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