Ask Dr. Burtch: Addison’s Disease

This is a reposting to fix the empty (no audio) file posted earlier in error. My apologies.

Dr. Burtch

Dr Merrianne Burtch, Pacific Veterinary Specialists & BirchBark Foundation

Addison’s Disease is a fairly common condition in dogs and horses that results from a lack of steroids being produced by the body. It is the same disease in people and is the opposite of the more common (in dogs) Cushing’s Disease, where too many steroids are produced by the animal. This is an almost 14-minute discussion of Addison’s with Dr. Merrianne Burtch of Pacific Veterinary Specialists in Capitola and is part of our regular series of discussions of animal health issues.