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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jan 01, 2005
A 5-year-old spayed female Birman cat was presented for evaluation of a three-month history of recurrent depression, vomiting, and urinary tract infections.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2004
The options for treating feline hyperthyroidism include surgery, medical therapy, and radioiodine therapy.
Nov 01, 2004
Loss of nephrons in CRF results in afferent glomerular arteriole vasodilatation causing intraglomerular pressure to increase.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2004
WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.—Purdue University veterinarians set precedent for diagnosis and treatment of a kidney tumor in a 23-year-old horse. Jan Hawkins, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor of large animal surgery, Purdue University, removed the horse's kidney through its flank using no general anesthesia. The right kidney was removed using a hand-assisted laparoscopic technique.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
Auburn, Ala.-Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine has developed a canine kidney transplant protocol that promotes increased tolerance of transplanted organs between unrelated dogs. It also offers the possibility that the transplant recipients may not be required to take high-doses of immunosuppressive drugs for the rest of their lives.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2004
Q: How does one diagnose and manage dogs with glomerulonephritis?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2003
By dvm360.com staff
Chronic renal insufficiency is a common problem in cats. Many cats will live for years with very few clinical signs while others will progress more rapidly. Unfortunately, most will ultimately succumb to the disease. Conventional monitoring of these cats has included periodic blood chemistries and complete blood cell counts assessing for: progression of azotemia, alterations in electrolyte and acid-base balance, changes in the calcium and phosphorous levels and progression of non-regenerative anemia. Long-term management of these cases is typically aimed at correcting electrolyte and acid-base abnormalities, supplementing water soluble vitamins, alleviating gastrointestinal side effects and controlling serum phosphorous levels. In
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2003
By dvm360.com staff
Fort Collins, Colo.-A recent study of more than 3,000 veterinary staff-owned dogs from more than 350 veterinary clinics across the United States found evidence of early kidney damage in approximately one out of every four dogs.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2003
Signalment: Canine, Golden Retriever, 7 years old, male, castrated, 72.2 lbs. The dog presents for progressive worsening PU/PD and generalized weakness for four to five weeks. The dog is showing anorexia and vomiting thick yellow bile since last evening. The dog has collapsing episodes in the rear legs. Therapy has included NPO for two days, intravenous fluids and metoclopramide.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2002
Recently, a colleague in private practice asked my opinion about the likely benefit of obtaining an ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle biopsy of the kidney of an azotemic, isosthenuric, 8-year old domestic shorthair cat. She indicated that evaluation of a serum chemistry profile, hemogram and urinalysis revealed findings consistent with idiopathic chronic renal failure.
Jun 01, 2002
By dvm360.com staff
Diagnostic testing can often be confusing, use reliable resources for accurate diagnosis
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 20, 2002
By dvm360.com staff

Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. - An animal center in southern California launched its first kidney dialysis service for dogs and cats on May 18.

Apr 01, 2002
Dr. Joe Bartges targets specific issues where practitioners can play a key role in preventing renal disease in cats and dogs by monitoring certain drug use and disease management.
Apr 01, 2002
By dvm360.com staff
Heska Corp. introduces the new E.R.D.-Screen Test that provides veterinarians with a rapid, annual in-clinic test to identify dogs "at risk" of renal disease or other ongoing diseases causing nephron damage.
Apr 01, 2002
Dr. Greg Grauer identifies several options practitioners can use to detect the early stages of renal disease through routine diagnostic testing.