Water deprivation test in the dog: maximal normal values.

  title={Water deprivation test in the dog: maximal normal values.},
  author={Robert M. Hardy and Carl A. Osborne},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={174 5},
Studies were undertaken to determine maximal urine osmolality and urine specific gravity following water deprivation for 20 dogs with normal renal function. In addition, the reliability of body weight, skin pliability, total plasma protein concentration, and packed cell volume as indices of negative water balance was assessed. Following water deprivation for periods sufficient to induce dehydration, the mean maximal urine osmolality was 2,289 mOsm/kg. The corresponding mean maximal urine… CONTINUE READING

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