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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Veterinary Clinics|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2013|
- Dirofilaria immitis
- NT proBNP
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