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Ultrasonographically determined renal values and comparisons to serum biochemistry renal variables in aged semi-captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, November 2017
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Title
Ultrasonographically determined renal values and comparisons to serum biochemistry renal variables in aged semi-captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, November 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12917-017-1234-x
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Authors

Robert M. Kirberger, Adrian S. W. Tordiffe

Abstract

Cheetahs in captivity have a high prevalence of chronic renal diseases. We ultrasonographically evaluated the renal volumes, a variety of renal dimensions, interarcuate artery resistive indices (RI) as well as aortic diameters and the length of the ventral aspect of the 6th lumbar vertebrae in 27 aged semi-captive anesthetized cheetahs. Renal size, dimensions and ratios were compared to urine specific gravity, serum creatinine and urea values. There were minimal differences for all values between left and right kidneys. Mean kidney length was 65.1 mm (range 55.2-76.9) with left kidney length ratios to L6 length being 1.60 (range 1.27-2.06) and to the aortic diameter 7.69 (range 4.54-10.72). Significant correlations between left renal length as well as length:L6 ratio to creatinine values were found ((r - 0.66) and (r - 0.60) respectively). The mean RI values of the different sedation/anesthetic protocols ranged from 0.46-0.55. Left renal length and L6 ventral vertebral body length as well as left kidney RI values should be routinely measured in all cheetah abdominal ultrasound examinations. These measurements, together with serum creatinine, urea and urine specific gravity values may be relatively sensitive indicators of early renal pathology in the absence of gross ultrasonographic changes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 21%
Researcher 2 8%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 4%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Other 4 17%
Unknown 10 42%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 6 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 12 50%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 November 2017.
All research outputs
#6,693,660
of 12,109,122 outputs
Outputs from BMC Veterinary Research
#535
of 1,662 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#125,403
of 285,172 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Veterinary Research
#41
of 139 outputs
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