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Aust Vet J. 2006 Nov;84(11):393-7.

Reference limits for urinary fractional excretion of electrolytes in adult non-racing Greyhound dogs.

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University of Melbourne Veterinary Clinic and Hospital, Werribee VIC 3030. slbenn@unimelb.edu.au

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine reference limits for urinary fractional excretion of electrolytes in Greyhound dogs.

METHODS:

Urinary fractional excretion was calculated using a spot clearance method preceded by a 16 to 20 hour fast in 48 Greyhound dogs. Raw data analysed using the bootstrap estimate was used to calculate the reference limits.

RESULTS:

The observed range for urinary fractional excretion in Greyhound dogs was 0.0 to 0.77% for sodium, 0.9 to 14.7% for potassium, 0 to 0.66% for chloride, 0.03 to 0.22% for calcium and 0.4 to 20.1% for phosphate. Expressed as percentages, the suggested reference limits for fractional excretion in Greyhound dogs are as follows: sodium < or = 0.72, potassium < or = 12.2, chloride < or = 0.55, calcium < or = 0.13 and phosphate < or = 16.5.

CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE:

Veterinary practitioners may use these reference limits for urinary electrolyte fractional excretion when investigating renal tubular disease in Greyhound dogs.

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