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Vol. 11, Special Issue 3 (2022)

Ultrasonographic determined renal dimensions in azotemic non-descript dogs

Author(s):
Shalini Pandey, PB Hase, RV Gaikwad, CN Galdhar and KV Garud
Abstract:
Ultrasonographic renal dimensions are important parameter which can be used in the diagnosis of kidney diseases. The aim was to evaluate healthy non-descript dogs with normal kidneys as well non-descript dogs with renal dysfunction, evaluate variation between right and left kidney renal dimensions, and correlate between ultrasonographic renal dimensions particularly kidney length and body weight, aorta diameter with body weight and kidney length and also a correlation among individual kidney length in both normal non-descript dogs and ailing dogs. Total 30 dogs comprising of 15 apparently healthy and 15 non-descript dogs with renal dysfunction owned by either owners or stray dogs residing in various areas of Mumbai and its environs, with varying body weight (kg) and age (years) in the healthy control group and renal dysfunction group, respectively were used for this study. Ultrasonographic renal dimensions were obtained on the sagittal plane. The right kidney was bigger than the left kidney in both the study group of non-descript dogs. A statistically significant difference was recorded between left kidney length and cortical thickness and right kidney length and cortical thickness on comparing both the groups. The diameter of the aorta and aorta to caudal vena cava ratio had increased while the kidney length to aorta ratio had decreased in the renal dysfunction group. Correlation between ultrasonographic renal dimensions particularly kidney length with body weight was moderately correlated while correlation of aorta diameter with body weight was weakly correlated. Alteration in ultrasonographic renal dimensions as compared to the healthy group and their relationship with body weight, aorta diameter, and among themself as well aorta to caudal vena cava ratio and kidney length to aorta ratio can be a valuable parameter for the diagnosis of kidney disorders in non-descript dogs.
Pages: 952-958  |  269 Views  83 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shalini Pandey, PB Hase, RV Gaikwad, CN Galdhar and KV Garud. Ultrasonographic determined renal dimensions in azotemic non-descript dogs. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(3S): 952-958.

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