The Companion Animal Internal Medicine service at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) provides comprehensive clinical trials to further veterinary research in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous diseases. The Companion Animal Internal Medicine service is specialized in offering diagnostic tests and procedures for immunologic, endocrine, infectious, genetic and toxic diseases; diseases of the liver, pancreas and gastrointestinal tract; diseases of the kidney and urinary tract, and diseases of the respiratory system. To learn more about the Companion Animal Internal Medicine service at the OVC, please click here.
Assessment of a Novel Urine Biomarker for Acute Kidney Injury in Cats
Complete Title: Feline Acute Kidney Injury Study
Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs when there is a sudden failure of the kidneys to perform their normal filtration duties. If diagnosed early and treated aggressively, AKI is potentially reversible. Not all cats with AKI have the
same laboratory blood results (ie: serum creatinine concentration may not be elevated) which can make diagnosis problematic, however, there may be a new
biomarker in urine that we can use to diagnose AKI.
- Severe systemic disease (including cancer)
- Aminoglycoside & NSAID therapies
- Low urinary tract obstruction
- Prerenal azotemia
- Exacerbation of chronic renal disease
- Acute renal failure