Elevation of plasma NT-proBNP concentration in a Korean Jindo Dog Infected with Dirofilaria immitis

Soo Hyen Hwang, Hyung Jin Park, Kyoung Won Seo, Sang Eun Lee, Kun Ho Song

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to report the observed elevation of plasma N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT proBNP) concentration in a Korean Jindo Dog infected with Dirofilaria immitis. Evaluation of the animal included physical examination, thoracic radiography, ELISA kit (PetCheck®, IDEXX Laboratories, USA) test and plasma NTproBNP evaluation. The infected animal's NT-proBNP concentration was compared with those of 5 normal dogs of the same age, sex, and breed; the affected Korean Jindo dog had increased plasma NT-proBNP. To the best our knowledge, this is the first report of NT-proBNP elevation in a Korean Jindo dog with dirofilariasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)496-498
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Veterinary Clinics
Volume30
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dirofilaria immitis
  • Dog
  • NT proBNP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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