Chronic renal failure in young Old English Sheepdogs

Chronic renal failure in young Old English Sheepdogs
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Abstract

Chronic renal failure was diagnosed in three young Old English Sheepdogs. Clinical signs were characterised by ill-thrift, polydipsia, polyuria, nervous signs and behavioural changes. Laboratory findings showed azotaemia, non-regenerative anaemia, hyperphosphataemia and isosthenuria. The kidneys were characterised histologically by interstitial fibrosis, and thickening and calcification of the tubular and glomerular basement membrane. A familial incidence could not be confirmed in these cases.

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