Assessment of renal function in dogs with diabets mellitus and dogs with Cushing's disease using new renal biomarkers

01 October 2007 → 30 September 2011
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary internal medicine and pathophysiology
    • Veterinary medical imaging
    • Veterinary physiology, pathophysiology and biochemistry
    • Veterinary medicine not elsewhere classified
inflammationmediators Cushing's disease proteinuria enzymuria diabetes mellitus urinary profiling
Project description

Endocrine disorders such as diabetes mellitus and Cushing's disease can cause nephropathies. The aim of this project is to assess the influence of these disorders on renal function in dogs using new renal biomarkers that allow early detection and localisation of renal damage. Furthermore, urinary protein profiling will be used in order to detect supplemental renal biomarkers.