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Prevalence, risk factors, and biochemical markers in dogs with ultrasound-diagnosed biliary sludge.
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PMID:  22513128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Regarded as an incidental finding, biliary sludge is often diagnosed in dogs on abdominal ultrasound. The aims of the present study were to assess the risk factors, biochemical markers and ultrasonographic findings and to estimate the prevalence and influence of different breeds, sexes, and ages on biliary sludge in dogs. Results demonstrate that the prevalence of biliary sludge is high, especially in senior dogs. The biochemical markers did not have a significant correlation with biliary sludge, and the type of diet was not considered to be the major risk factor. Hepatomegaly was frequently observed on the ultrasound scan of affected animals and of dogs on different systemic drugs and with cardiopathies, which have been referred to as risk groups for the development of inspissated bile.
P Secchi; A G Pöppl; A Ilha; H C Kunert Filho; F E S Lima; A B García; F H D González
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in veterinary science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2661     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0401300     Medline TA:  Res Vet Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Veterinary Clinical Analysis Laboratory (LACVET), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FAVET), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9090, Agronomia District, Porto Alegre, RS, CEP 91540-000, Brazil.
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