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Tuesday, May 24 • 16:00 - 16:30
Calcium oxalate nephrosis in koalas

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Calcium oxalate nephrosis is a common presentation of lethargic koalas in Adelaide. An inexpensive, patient-size and reliable method of determining the severity of the disease was sought to guide the decision to euthanase. Blood urea was measured, using dry-chemistry whole blood testing, Azostix® was used. This was correlated to elevated blood urea determined by chemical analysis using Roche. Ultrasound was used to determine the presence of crystals were present in the medulla of the kidney and demonstrated the presence of area of cortical necrosis. Urea levels higher than 25mg/dl correlated with presence of crystals in the kidney and evidence of renal damage and high levels confirm presence of this condition

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Anne Fowler

Adelaide Bird & Exotics Vet Centre
Anne Fowler graduated from Sydney University after completing an Honours year investigating vitamin D in marsupials. Throughout her career in both mixed and small animal practice in both NSW and Victoria, she has always been interested in birds and exotic pets. Her previous roles... Read More →


Tuesday May 24, 2016 16:00 - 16:30
Room L2 Adelaide Convention Centre

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