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Polycystic Kidney Disease in Three Dogs - A Report

D.Sumathi, P.Ramesh, K.Jeyaraja, A.Gopalakrishnan and M.G.Jayathangaraj

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai-600 007, Tamil Nadu.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal May 2019 : 96 (5) - pages 83 to 84
(Received: October, 2018, Accepted: January, 2019)


Renal cysts are epithelium-lined cavities lled with liquid of various composition. Polycystic kidney is dened as a genetically determined cystic lesion of either the autosomal-dominant (ADPKD) or autosomal-recessive forms (ARPKD). Two non-descriptive and a German shepherd dogs were diagnosed with unilateral polycystic kidney disease by abdominal ultrasonography. Functional loss and development of end stage renal disease (ESRD) was seen in a  ve year old female non-descriptive dog but no signs of renal impairment was seen in remaining two dogs.

Key Words: Polycystic kidney, Ultrasonography, Dogs.

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