Update on biomarkers in feline chronic kidney disease

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Kakanang Piyarungsri


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most commonly found in geriatric cats. The gold standard for identifying renal function is measurement of glomerular filtration rate (GFR), but it is difficult to perform and rarely done in veterinary practice. To assess the renal function, increased serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) or decreased urine specific gravity (USG) are routinely diagnosed kidney disease in cats. However, the kidney disease was detected from these diagnoses when kidney function had decreased more than 75%. Therefore, the assessment of renal function need for the diagnostic tools which early identify performance charge of kidney function. This article reviews the reports of feline CKD biomarkers and discusses their use in early detecting feline CKD. The renal biomarkers may replace the difficult procedure for the assessment of progressive kidney disease and early identify kidney damage


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Piyarungsri, K. (2017). Update on biomarkers in feline chronic kidney disease. Veterinary Integrative Sciences, 15(3), 207–211. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/vis/article/view/145719
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