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Monday, August 14 • 8:15am - 9:05am
Chronic kidney disease in dogs and cats I: Staging and initial management

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Confirmation of the diagnosis of chronic kidney disease will be discussed and the concept of staging CKD according to the IRIS scheme will be reviewed.  Factors operative in the progressive loss of renal functions will be provided. New information on the use of SDMA as a surrogate for GFR will be reviewed. “Kidney-friendly” diets extend the life of both dogs and cats.  Dietary treatment will emphasize the role for dietary phosphorus restriction.  Adverse effects of too much protein restriction will be noted. The importance for the use of oral intestinal phosphorus binders will be emphasized in the quest to achieve a targeted level of total body phosphorus control based on serum Pi in the middle part of the reference range.

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Dennis Chew

Dr. Chew is a 1972 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. He did a one-year internship at South Weymouth Veterinary Associates and a two-year residency in internal medicine and nephrology at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He became... Read More →

Monday August 14, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am AEST
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