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“If an ACTH stimulation test cannot be performed immediately, administer glucocorticoids until hypoadrenocorticism is confirmed. Dexamethasone is an ideal glucocorticoid in this situation since it is rapid-acting and, unlike other glucocorticoids, will not directly interfere with the cortisol assay.”

-Christine A. Gaydos, DVM, and Amy DeClue, DVM, MS, DACVIM

From Updates on canine hypoadrenocorticism



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