Feline Hyperthyroidism: The road map from treatment to prevention

Event Date(s): 21/02/2013

Location: SVM Amphitheatre, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Champs Fleurs

The University of the West Indies School of Veterinary Medicine will be hosting a Seminar by Dr. Anthony Nanton DVM DABVP (Feline), Brookhaven Cat Hospital.

Dr. Nanton's seminar takes place at 12:30 pm, in the SVM Amphitheatre, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Champs Fleurs. His seminar is titled “Feline Hyperthyroidism: The road map from treatment to prevention." 


B. Anthony Nanton BSC. DVM DABVP (Feline)Dr. Nanton is a graduate of the University of the West Indies (BSc), and the University of Ibadan (DVM). He practiced in St. Vincent and the Grenadines from 1980 to 1984 before migrating to the USA. There he enrolled in the Intensive Post Graduate Course in Clinical Veterinary Medicine at the Animal Medical Center in New York. He has practiced in Brooklyn, and Queens, and currently on Long Island. In 2000 he became Board Certified in Feline Medicine with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. In 2003 he established Brookhaven Cat Hospital, which in 2008 became New York State’s first feline practice accredited as a specialty referral practice by the American Animal Hospital Association.Dr. Nanton is a past president of Long Island Veterinary Medical Association, and is currently the Chairman of its Ethics Committee. He has been an item writer for the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam for the past 4 years. He is a pet parent to 7 cats. 


Feline Hyperthyroidism is a frequently occurring endocrine disorder in cats. First diagnosed in New York in 1979, there has been an increase in its incidence worldwide since then. The typical presentation of an active but emaciated feline with a ravenous appetite and voluminous stools, or the less common apathetic form of the disease, both with palpably enlarged thyroid glands will be discussed, along with the more subtle presentation due to early detection. The presentation will cover thyroid gland anatomy, thyroid hormone physiology, the influence of lifestyle and the mechanism of environmental thyroid gland disruptors, and the pituitary gland in the pathogenesis of this disease. The transition from thyroid gland adenomatous hyperplasia to carcinoma, co-morbidities of this multisystemic disorder, including hypertension, renal compromise and thyrotoxic cardiac effects will be discussed. Current concepts on medical, dietary, surgical, and radioactive iodine treatment, along with monitoring and strategies for prevention will be presented.

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