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Revista de Medicina Veterinaria

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Abstract

BAEZ SUAREZ, Paola Catherine; CABRA MARTINEZ, Cristhian Alberto  and  RUIZ, Isabel C.. Standardization of Serum Creatinine Levels in Healthy Dogs Related to Body Weight at the South Valley of Aburra, Colombia. Rev. Med. Vet. [online]. 2014, n.27, pp.33-40. ISSN 0122-9354.

Currently there are no serum creatinine reference values in Colombia for healthy dogs related to body weight; there are only available foreign studies. The objective was to determine serum creatinine values in healthy dogs related to body weight at the South Valley of Aburra. There were sampled 320 healthy dogs and divided into three groups related to the body weight according to the Kennel Club classification as follows: 1-10 kg, 11-25 kg and over 25 kg. In order to determine their health status, their medical records were revised and a complete physical examination was performed. Subsequently, a blood sample was taken to measure the creatinine levels. Statistically significant differences were found (p<0.05) among the three groups. This article presents evidence to classify serum creatinine values related to body weight in dogs, which could allow veterinarians to have a better reference value for assessing kidney function.

Keywords : Glomerular filtration; muscle metabolism; renal function; serum creatinine; dogs.

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