CLINICAL STAGING EXPRESSION OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN DOGS

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. 19 ISSUE 3
Written by Radu CONSTANTINESCU, Victor CRIVINEANU, Gheorghe V. GORAN, Mario D. CODREANU, Mihai CORNILA

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is defined as the presence of functional or structural renal abnormalities, characterized by progressive loss of kidney function and/or structure. CKD includes all cases described as renal insufficiency or renal failure, but also the less advanced forms of kidney disease. Dogs of any age can be diagnosed with CKD, but it is more commonly seen in older dogs, without sex or breed predisposition, with an exception represented by inherited kidney disease. The CKD staging was based on serum creatinine values of 20 dogs, presenting a wide variety of clinical features, from clinically healthy to signs of uremic encephalopathy.

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Radu CONSTANTINESCU, Victor CRIVINEANU, Gheorghe V. GORAN, Mario D. CODREANU, Mihai CORNILA 2013, CLINICAL STAGING EXPRESSION OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN DOGS. Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. 19 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2065-1306, 68-71.

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