THE PREVALENCE OF HEMATURIA IN DOGS AND CATS

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXIII, Issue 2
Written by Alexandra Mihaela POPA, Valentina SIMION, Iuliana CODREANU, Cristina FERNOAGĂ, Mihai CORNILĂ, Mario CODREANU

This paper briefly reviews the basic definitions of hematuria, the common causes and the prevalence of this simptom on dogs and cats. This study was conducted in the Clinic of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the period between 1.10. 2016 – 1.02.2017 using IDEXX UA dipstick, IDEXX VetLab UA, Refractometer RHCN-200ATC and Grant Bio PCV- 2400 Combined Centrifuge. Data collected recorded 65 animals, with felines obtaining a precentage of 42% and canine 28% in regard of hematuria prevlance by species. In case of hematuria prevalence based on gender we registered 62% males and 38% females. In hematuria prevalence by age we listed 32% of animales cu age range between 6-10 years, 31% with 1-5 years, and also 31% over 10 years, and 6% less than a year. From a total of 51 rinary dipstick who tested positive, we discovered on the examination of urine sediment that 46 samples confirms, and 5 samples offered a false - positive. Of the 71 samples analyzed 76% were within the macroscopic hematuria and 24% to microscopic hematuria, and 28% of the samples showed no hematuria. As a conlcusion hematuria is a common finding of urological pathology and it is important to known the risk factors of every species.

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POPA A.M., SIMION V., CODREANU I., FERNOAGĂ C., CORNILĂ M., CODREANU M. 2017, THE PREVALENCE OF HEMATURIA IN DOGS AND CATS. Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXIII, Issue 2, ISSN 2065-1295, 110-115.


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