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Causes of Acute Renal Failure
Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian (2006)
  • Jennifer E Stokes, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Joe Bartges, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Abstract

Acute renal failure (ARF) is devastating in dogs and cats, with a mortality rate of over 50%. Causes include prerenal, intrinsic renal, and postrenal conditions. Infectious disease (leptospirosis, bacterial pyelonephritis, borreliosis) and toxicity (medications, plants, antifreeze) are the most common causes of ARF in dogs and cats. Ureteral obstruction in cats is being recognized more frequently as a postrenal cause of ARF.

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Publication Date
2006
Citation Information
Jennifer E Stokes and Joe Bartges. "Causes of Acute Renal Failure" Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian Vol. 28 Iss. 5 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jennifer_stokes/2/