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Lymphocytic thyroiditis in Beagle dogs in a breeding colony: Histological findings

VAJNER L, VORTEL V, BREJCHA A
Veterinarni Medicina 42, 1997, 43-49

During the 18-year (1974-1991) period the lymphocytic thyroiditis was found in 8% of 2 238 animals from a Beagle dog breeding colony (8.5% of 1 079 males and 7.6% of 1 159 females). The thyroid glands of affected animals were on average heavier by 10.4% in males and by 21.0% in females. In the histological picture the interstitial lymphocytic infiltrations of various ranges accompanied by varying degree of follicular damage prevailed. The earliest findings of this lesion were revealed in 9-month old animals


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