Serum symmetric dimethylarginine and creatinine in Birman cats compared with cats of other breeds

  title={Serum symmetric dimethylarginine and creatinine in Birman cats compared with cats of other breeds},
  author={Saverio Paltrinieri and Marco Giraldi and Amanda Prolo and Paola Scarpa and Eleonora Piseddu and Massimo Beccati and Benedetta Graziani and Stefano B{\`o}},
  journal={Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery},
  pages={905 - 912}
Objectives The aim of this study was to assess whether, in contrast to serum creatinine, which is higher in Birman cats than in other breeds, the serum concentration of symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) is comparable in clinically healthy Birmans and in the general feline population. This could allow, in this breed, to better evaluate chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods Serum creatinine and SDMA were measured in clinically healthy Birmans (n = 50) and in cats of other breeds (n = 46), and the… Expand
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