“Inactive” Cortisol

This article is just a discussion of terminology. The phrase “inactive cortisol” was coined by Dr. Plechner, the veterinarian who first identified the low cortisol/high sex steroid problem in dogs. He also called it “bound” and “defective” cortisol in his writings. He used these phrases to explain why lab work could indicate normal or high…

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in SARD Dogs

I’ve long-delayed writing this article because it’s a complex subject that could easily overwhelm the reader. However, the more we acknowledge the hormone disease associated with SARD, the better it is for these dogs and their owners. If you need an introduction to this topic, please start with my previous article about terminology.   The…