Journal article

Establishment of reference intervals for serum symmetric dimethylarginine in adult nonracing Greyhounds

Rebekah Liffman, Thurid Johnstone, Brett Tennent-Brown, Graham Hepworth, Natalie Courtman

VETERINARY CLINICAL PATHOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The reference intervals (RIs) for the renal biomarkers urea and creatinine, in Greyhounds, are higher than those for non-sighthound breeds. A recent study has demonstrated a higher concentration of another biomarker of renal function, symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA), in Greyhounds compared with other dog breeds, and thus a breed-specific RI for serum SDMA may be appropriate for Greyhounds. Greyhounds appear to be predisposed to renal disease, and the establishment of an appropriate RI for SDMA may improve the ability to identify early renal dysfunction in this breed. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to establish an RI for serum SDMA in nonracing Greyhounds and to determine..

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