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Cats and Kidney Disease: How to Make the Most Out of Early Diagnosis

Cats and Kidney Disease: How to Make the Most Out of Early Diagnosis

Cats and Kidney Disease: How to Make the Most Out of Early Diagnosis

Jane Robertson, DVM, DACVIM
Jane Robertson, DVM, DACVIM
on behalf of American Association of Feline Practitioners

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Launch date: 11 Jul 2016
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Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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Dr Don Hamilton DVM (28 Nov 2020)
good info, a bit slow, could have been done in 30 mins
Dr Benjamin Leavens (31 Oct 2018)
Good review of CKD and good explanation of SDMA.
Dr Era Jo Moorer (13 Jul 2018)
This presentation was organized and informative. Dr. Robertson may it very interesting.

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Description

Kidney disease is commonin cats, but it is typically diagnosed late when the disease is in an advanced state. This webinar will focus on early diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the impact that early diagnosis can have on patient management. The key attributes of the IDEXX SDMA Test will be discussed and an overview of how it has been incorporated into the International Renal Interest Society will be provided. A case presentation will highlight how SDMA can help diagnose, stage, and treat a cat with CKD.

Objectives

Objective 1
Learn about chronic kidney disease (CKD) and how to diagnose early CKD.
Objective 2
Know how to review International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) staging and treatment guidelines for chronic kidney disease.
Objective 3
Learn how to discuss what SDMA (symmetric dimethylarginine) is and its 3 key attributes.
Objective 4
Learn what steps to take when early kidney disease is suspected after observing a case presentation.
Objective 5
Learn how to introduce the muscle condition scoring system and how it complements the body condition scoring system.
Jane Robertson, DVM, DACVIM

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Jane Robertson, DVM, DACVIM
on behalf of American Association of Feline Practitioners

A graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, Dr. Robertson completed a medicine residency at the University of California, Davis, and became board certified in small-animal internal medicine in 1998. After practicing in a busy referral hospital, she joined IDEXX as an internal medicine consultant in 2000 and then was head of internal medicine for IDEXX for more than 10 years before moving to her new role as director of medical affairs. Dr. Robertson’s particular areas of medical interest include kidney disease, endocrinology, pancreatitis and the clinical utility of real-time PCR.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • AAVSB-Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE)
  • 0.25 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
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    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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Conflicts of Interest declaration by Author:

This webinar is sponsored by IDEXX. Speakers are expected to disclose conflict of interests whenever a conflict arises relating to the topics of this educational webinar. Dr. Robertson is an employee of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. and presents information on a diagnostic test offered by IDEXX.

User Reviews (3)

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Dr Don Hamilton DVM (28 Nov 2020)
good info, a bit slow, could have been done in 30 mins
Dr Benjamin Leavens (31 Oct 2018)
Good review of CKD and good explanation of SDMA.
Dr Era Jo Moorer (13 Jul 2018)
This presentation was organized and informative. Dr. Robertson may it very interesting.

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