An Aged Bull with Concurrent Thyroid C Cell Carcinoma, Adrenal Pheochromocytoma and Pituitary Chromophobe Adenoma

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Abstract

A Japanese Black bull aged 20 years died following progressive loss of the body weight. Pathological examination disclosed multiple endocrine tumors including thyroid C cell carcinoma with metastases to the cervical lymph nodes and lung, adrenal pheochromocytoma and pituitary chromophobe adenoma in the pars distalis. The serum calcium content was as mildly low as 8.0 mg/d<i>l</i> at the terminal stage. The bull had daily ingested the ration containing 1.9 times the recommended calcium amount for 8 years and 120,000 units of vitamin D<sub>3</sub> for 5 years prior to death. The long-term dietary intake of moderately excessive calcium with vitamin D<sub>3</sub> might be related to the pathogenesis of the thyroid C cell carcinoma.<br>

Journal

  • Journal of Veterinary Medical Science

    Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 71(2), 225-228, 2009-02-25

    Japanese Society of Veterinary Science

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110007109609
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10796138
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    NOT
  • ISSN
    09167250
  • NDL Article ID
    10178169
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR22(科学技術--農林水産--畜産)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z18-350
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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