Kevin Kurtz

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BACKGROUND There is a growing literature regarding sclerotic and panniculitic cutaneous conditions seen in patients with end-stage renal disease (eg, calciphylaxis and soft tissue calcification). Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD) is a recent designation to describe cutaneous findings in patients with end-stage renal disease who developed sclerotic(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Disruptions in the gastrointestinal microbiota may trigger development of post partum colic. OBJECTIVES To determine the effects of the periparturient period on the faecal microbiome and identify associations between the faecal microbiota and post partum colic. STUDY DESIGN Longitudinal case-control study. METHODS Pre- and(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Increased serum nonesterified fatty acids (NEFA) and decreased serum electrolytes are linked to abdomasal displacements in post partum dairy cattle. Post partum colic in mares may be associated with metabolic changes specific to pregnancy and the periparturient period. OBJECTIVES To determine if fluctuations in serum NEFA,(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Pharyngeal dysphagia is a debilitating, sometimes fatal condition in horses, with multiple aetiologies. The pathophysiology is complex and not fully understood. Treatment is largely supportive. Laryngeal advancement surgery may diminish symptoms of dysphagia and improve swallowing in affected horses. OBJECTIVES 1) to induce(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to investigate the short-term safety and diuretic efficacy of furosemide constant rate infusion (CRI) diluted with 5% dextrose in water (D5W) compared to dilution with 2.4% hypertonic saline in healthy dogs. ANIMALS Six healthy dogs. METHODS Dogs were studied in a randomized, blinded, crossover manner. Furosemide(More)
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