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There are numerous causes of uremia, including:
 
There are numerous causes of uremia, including:
 
*Dehydration
 
*Dehydration
*Acute [[glomerulonephritis]]
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*Acute [[glomerulonephritis]] - infections, melamine toxicity, [[acetaminophen toxicity]]
 
*[[Chronic renal disease]]
 
*[[Chronic renal disease]]
*[[nephrotic syndrome]]
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*[[Nephrotic syndrome]]
 
*Excess dietary consumption of meat
 
*Excess dietary consumption of meat
 
*Renal hypoperfusion associated with [[congestive heart failure]]
 
*Renal hypoperfusion associated with [[congestive heart failure]]
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Dogs with renal azotaemia have reduced mean corpuscular volume, packed cell volume and increased mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration<ref>Buranakarl C ''et al'' (2009) Relationships between oxidative stress markers and red blood cell characteristics in renal azotemic dogs. ''Res Vet Sci'' '''86(2)''':309-313</ref>.
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==References==
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Revision as of 03:59, 15 January 2013

Uremia is defined as an elevated level of blood urea nitrogen above the normal range of 3.1 - 9.2 mmol/L.

There are numerous causes of uremia, including:

Dogs with renal azotaemia have reduced mean corpuscular volume, packed cell volume and increased mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration[1].


References

  1. Buranakarl C et al (2009) Relationships between oxidative stress markers and red blood cell characteristics in renal azotemic dogs. Res Vet Sci 86(2):309-313