Chronic kidney disease is defined as any function or structure abnormality of one or both kidneys with occurrence for three months or more. The average age of cats with this disease is 12.6 years. However, its prevalence increases with age of the animal. The International Society of Renal Interest (IRIS) classified chronic kidney disease in four stages, according to the serum creatinine concentration measured in the animal. The aim of this study is to evaluate the correlation between age and the degree of chronic kidney disease in azotemic cats, according to serum creatinine concentration in Laboratory of Veterinary Clinical Analysis in Veterinary Hospital of UFRGS during 2011 to 2012. The results obtained by Pearson's test showed that there is a poor correlation between this two parameters and that they are inversely related.
|Translated title of the contribution||Correlation between age and staging of chronic kidney disease in azotemic cats by IRIS|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Acta Veterinaria Brasilica|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|State||Published - 2013|