Scientific Works Series C. Veterinary Medicine

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BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA - PREVALENCE AND CLINICAL-SONOGRAPHIC FEATURES IN DOGS

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXVII, Issue 2
Written by Alexandra Mihaela CRISTIAN, Iuliana CODREANU, Mario CODREANU

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common canine prostatic disorder being diagnosed in almost 100 per cent of sexually intact male dogs over the age of seven years, as well as in animals treated with androgenic hormones. The present study reports the incidence of benign prostatic hyperplasia, regarding age and breed among dogs, commonly clinical signs, and incorporating in the clinical picture the paraclinical examinations especially ultrasonography in order to obtain an diagnosis. The research was made between 2018-2019, within the Clinic of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Bucharest and within private veterinary practices. Benign prostatic hyperplasia was diagnosed in 30 dogs with insidious and asymptomatic evolution recording frequently hematuria, polakisuria and prostatomegaly. The paraclinical investigation with ultrasonography aims to establish the definite diagnosis, detecting ultrasound changes suggestive -prostatomegaly with dimensions between 20-90 mm with regular homogeneous appearance or lacunar microcystic aspect. All the research that is included in the study, it is appreciated that it is of considerable importance in fundamental research on the incidence of primary factors, responsible for pathogenetic vulnerabilities useful in clinical activity in structured screening.

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