Letter to the Editor: Comparing Thyroid Palpation Techniques

Norsworthy G.D.

Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery, 2009. 11(6): p.525-525.


I would like to compliment the authors in devising an objective comparison of the two thyroid palpation techniques. My only concern with the study is the experience factor. The authors state that each person had considerable experience palpating the thyroid gland of cats; however, my technique (T2) was introduced to them for the purpose of the study. It seems safe to assume that their experience with T2 was quite minimal compared with that of the classic technique (T1).