Acute Renal Failure
Acute Renal Failure & The Sonogram
Why are my miniature poodles dying of acute renal failure? Is it Leptospirosis? Is it a toxin? Jay Stefannacci DVM, DACVR of VCA Veterinary Emergency & Referral Associates, Norwalk, CT, USA sniffs out the underlying sono-pathology in the March, 2012, case of the month.
Sonogram (kidneys): Jaffe
History: A 10- month-old intact male toy poodle was presented for evaluation of acute onset of vomiting. Initial lab work had shown azotemia (creatinine 3.3, BUN 95), which progressively increased over 3 days ( creatinine 9, BUN 151). Severe proteinuria was present on urinalysis.