Project

Innovative ultrasound methods for the assessment of the effect of obesity and weight loss on the kidneys in spontaneous obese pet dogs

Duration
15 November 2019 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary internal medicine and pathophysiology
    • Veterinary medical imaging
    • Veterinary nutrition
Keywords
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound elastography obesity renal perfusion weight los omega-3 dog
 
Project description

In humans, obesity-related kidney disease tends to be an under-recognized problem. In this canine study, quantitative contrast-enhanced ultrasonography and elastography, correlated with other renal function tests, will be used to determine the effects of obesity on renal function. Subsequently, the therapeutic effects of weight loss and omega-3 nutritional
management on renal function in obese dogs will be evaluated.