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The list of endocrine diseases reported in companion animals is extensive and includes diseases of the pituitary, (para)thyroid, and adrenal glands, as well as diseases of the pancread or those related to increased levels of reproductive hormones. Most common in rabbits and rodents are the endocrine diseases related to reproductive organs, whereas other endocrine diseases are considered relatively rare and have mostly been reported in literature as a coincidental finding during post mortem exams or in laboratory animals. In contrast, endocrine diseases are extremely common in ferrets, with ins

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The list of endocrine diseases reported in companion animals is extensive and includes diseases of the pituitary, (para)thyroid, and adrenal glands, as well as diseases of the pancread or those related to increased levels of reproductive hormones. Most common in rabbits and rodents are the endocrine diseases related to reproductive organs, whereas other endocrine diseases are considered relatively rare and have mostly been reported in literature as a coincidental finding during post mortem exams or in laboratory animals. In contrast, endocrine diseases are extremely common in ferrets, with insulinomas and hyperadrenocorticism being most prevalent. The masterclass will focus on the various endocrine diseases to be encountered in small mammals, including their clinical presentation, diagnostic work-up, management, and prognosis.

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  • Nico J. Schoemaker
    Nico J. Schoemaker
    Nico Schoemaker graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht 1994, which was directly followed by an internship in Companion Animal Medicine and a residency in Avian Medicine and Surgery at the Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals at Utrecht University. His residency led to certification as an avian specialist in the Netherlands, Europe (Dip. ECAMS) and the USA (Dipl. ABVP –Avian). In 2003 he defended his PhD entitled: Hyperadrenocorticism in ferrets. Since April 2009 he became a founder diplomate of the small mammal specialty of the ECZM. He is still employed at the Division of Zoological Medicine.
  • Yvonne Van Zeeland
    Yvonne Van Zeeland
    DVM, MVR, PhD, Dip. ECZM (Avian, Small mammal), CPBC
    Yvonne van Zeeland graduated with merit from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University in 2004. Having worked briefly in private practice, she returned to Utrecht in 2005 to complete an internship in companion animal medicine, residency in avian medicine and PhD on feather damaging behavior in grey parrots. Aside from her recognition as a European Specialist in Avian Medicine, Yvonne became de facto recognized in Small Mammal Medicine, and certified as a parrot behavior consultant. Yvonne is currently employed at the Division of Zoological Medicine in Utrecht, where she devotes her time to teaching, research and patient care of birds and small mammals. She furthermore contributes actively to the international development and advancement of avian and exotic animal medicine through lectures, publications and membership of various professional organizations and committees, including serving as AAV's President for 2018-19.
ICARE 2019
London, UK