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Kidney: renal failure

Synonym(s): Kidney failure

Contributor(s): Ron Rees Davies, Livia Benato, Anna Meredith

Introduction

  • Renal failure is a functional impairment of glomerular filtration and can be acute or chronic.
  • Renal failure can be pre-renal (decreased perfusion of the kidneys), intrarenal (renal disease) or post-renal (disease of the renal pelvis or beyond) in origin.
  • Renal failure is the end stage of many rabbit disease conditions.

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Pathogenesis

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Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • Recent references fromPubMed.
  • Mancinelli E, Shaw D J & Meredith A L (2012)y-Glutamyl transferase (GGT) activity in the urine of clinically healthy domestic rabbits ( Oryctolagus cuniculus). Vet Rec171(19), 475PubMed.
  • Dong Y, Wang W P, Cao J Y, Fan P L & Lin X Y (2012)Quantitative evaluation of acute renal failure in rabbits with contrast-enhanced ultrasound. Chin Med J 125(4), 652-656PubMed.
  • Zhao Z G, Niu C Y, Zhang Y P, Han R, Hou Y L, Wang X R, Jiang H, Du S T & Lu B (2011)The mechanism of spleen injury in rabbits with acute renal failure. Ren Fail33(4), 418-425PubMed.
  • Fisher P G (2006)Exotic mammal renal disease: causes and clinical presentation. Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract9(1), 33-67PubMed.
  • Lennox A M & Kelleher S (2006)Exotic mammal renal disease: diagnosis and treatment. Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract 9(1), 69-96PubMed.
  • Kim S Y, Ham S C, Yoo H J & Kim Y K (1998)Beneficial effect of verapamil against ischemic acute renal failure in rabbits.  Korean J Nephrol17(4), 533-544KoreaMed.

Other sources of information

  • Lichtenberger M (2008)Acute Renal Failure in Rabbits.In: Proc 51st BSAVA Annual Congress. pp 167-168.
  • Pare J A & Paul-Murphy J (2004)Disorders of the Reproductive and Urinary System.In: Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery. 2nd edn. Eds: Quesenberry K E & Carpenter J W. W B Saunders Co, Philadelphia. pp 183-193.
  • Girling S (2003)Preliminary study into the possible use of benazepril in the management of renal disease in rabbits.In: Proc Autumn BVZS Meeting. Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh, UK. pp 44.
  • Harcourt Brown F (2002) Urogenital diseases.In: Textbook of Rabbit Medicine.Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford. pp 335-351.
  • Hoefer H L (2000) Rabbit and Ferret Renal Disease Diagnosis.In: Laboratory Medicine: Avian and Exotic Pets.Ed: Fudge A M. W B Saunders Co, Philadelphia. pp 311-318.


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