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DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
ULTRASONOGRAPHIC ELASTOGRAPHY OF RENAL PARENCHYMA IN CANINE WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
C. Thanaboonnipat1, P. Tanvethayanont2,
K. Yuwatanakorn2, N. Thammasiri2, S. Sutayatram1, C. Buranakarl1, N. Choisunirachorn2
1Chulalongkorn University, Veterinary Physiology, Bangkok, Thailand
2Chulalongkorn University, Veterinary Surgery, Bangkok, Thailand
INTRODUCTION
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common disease
in dogs that normally progresses to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). During disease progression, the decrease in renal functions is concurrently presented with the fibrotic processes. As a result, losing of renal parenchymal elasticity would be found. At present, ultrasonographic elastrography is an advance, advisable and noninvasive technique for tissue elasticity or stiffness evaluation. Assessment through the Young’s modulus
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DERMATOLOGY
THE PREVELANCE OF THE FELINE FUR MITE, LYNXACARUS RADOVSKYI ON SINGAPORE CATS
H. Hock Siew1, G. Nellinathan2, H.L. Chua2, J. Lee3
1The Animal Clinic, Clementi Branch, Singapore City, Singapore 2The Cat Clinic, The Cat Clinic, Singapore City, Singapore
3The Animal Clinic, The Animal Clinic, Singapore City, Singapore
INTRODUCTION
Lynxacarus radovskyi is a relatively uncommon ectoparasite of cats compared to Otodectes cynotis, Ctenocephalides felis felis and Felicola subrotratus. Despite being first identified on Hawaiian cats in the mid 70’s, and its subsequent incident report from Brazil, Malaysia, St. Kitts and Nevis and Australia, very little is known about this mite. (IMAGE 1)
OBJECTIVES
To estimate the prevalence of Lynxacarus radovskyi in Singapore and to determine if it is also the most common ectoparasite on Singapore cats
METHODS
Owners’ written consent was obtained before a general physical examination, two ear swabs and four separate hair plucks were obtained from the patient. Samples were evaluated microscopically for the presence of flea dirt, fleas, lice, fur mites and ear mites. Result were then tabulated according to age specific groups. The study began from the 25th January 2018 till the 22nd February 2018
RESULTS
A total of 75 cats of which 39 of them males, 36 females were included in this study where 23 of 75 (30.7%)
were infested with Lynxacarus radovskyi. The highest prevalence was recorded from the mature (7-10 years) age group at 54.5% followed by seniors (11-14 years) at 45.5% and kitten (birth to 6 months) at 31.3%. Otodectes cynotis was found in 6 (8%) and Ctenocephalides felis in 1 (1.3%), mainly from the kitten age group
CONCLUSIONS
Lynxacarus radovskyii is the most common ectoparasite on cats in Singapore with an estimated prevalence
of 30.7%, followed by Otodectes cynotis (8%) and Ctenocephalides felis felis (1.3%)
    E (YM) within an interested tissue will provide the tissue stiffness-quantitative measurement
OBJECTIVES
According to the less information of canine CKD elasticity observed through ultrasonographic elastrography, the aims of this study were to compare the tissue stiffness between the normal and CKD dogs. In addition, the correlation between the YM value and plasma creatinine (Cr) was elucidated
METHODS
Among 12 canine patients (6 dogs for either normal and CKD group), the mean age of both groups was matched (P = 0.584) and the mean body weight of both groups was not significantly difference (P = 0.372)
RESULTS
The result showed that the location of kidney was not effected to the YM value in either normal (P = 0.24) and CKD group (P = 0.42). Interestingly, the CKD dogs had significantly higher YM value in renal parenchyma than those of the normal group (P < 0.01). Furthermore, YM value was significantly correlated with the plasma Cr (r2 = 0.734, P < 0.01).
CONCLUSIONS
In conclusion, ultrasonographic elastrography acts as a promising, noninvasive method to evaluate the renal parenchymal tissue stiffness in canine CKD.
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