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“It is well-known that alkaline phosphatase activity can (and usually does) increase.... It appears to be less well-known that alanine transaminase, aspartate transaminase, and even gamma-glutamyl transferase activities can also increase after corticosteroid administration.”

-Marina Ivancic, DVM, and Todd Deppe, DVM, DACVIM

From Practical Matters: Several liver enzyme activities may increase in dogs receiving corticosteroids



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