Journal article

Urine creatinine concentration and urine protein-to-creatinine ratios in healthy nonracing Greyhounds

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

VETERINARY CLINICAL PATHOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Serum creatinine concentrations are higher in Greyhounds when compared with nonsighthound breeds. Greyhounds might also have higher urine creatinine concentrations compared with other breeds, which could affect urine protein-to-creatinine ratio (UPC) references. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the UPC reference intervals (RIs) in healthy nonracing Greyhounds and compare this with UPC values in a group of healthy nonsighthounds and with the current International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) guidelines. METHODS: The study used an observational cross-sectional design, involving clinically healthy, nonracing Greyhounds (n = 98) and nonsighthound dogs of similar weight, age, and se..

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