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Spontaneous Disease in Animals and Humans

Many disease processes occur naturally in both domestic animals and human beings. At the North Carolina College of Veterinary Medicine we use the knowledge that we obtain from 30,000 patients a year to advance to our knowledge and understanding of these diseases in both animals and human beings.

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Some of the more common disease processes observed in both animals and humans include those listed below. However there are many more, if you are interested to know more about comparative aspects of a disease that you do not see below, please ask.

Cardiology

Cardiology

  • Mitral Valve disease
  • Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmias

Dermatology

Dermatology

  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Lupus erythematous

Endocrinology

Endocrinology

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Obesity
  • Addison’s disease
  • Hyperadrenocorticism

Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

  • Esophageal disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • Hepatitis

Neurology

Neurology

  • Epilepsy
  • Spinal cord injury

Oncology

Oncology

  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Gastric carcinoma
  • Brain tumor

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

  • Rod-cone dystrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Dry eye

Orthopedics

Orthopedics

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cruciate ligament injury
  • Tendon injury

Pulmonary

Pulmonary

  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Asthma

Urology

Urology

  • Cystitis
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Urinary incontinence