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Cats and Kidney Disease Part 2

Cats and Kidney Disease Part 2: Case-based Approach to using SDMA in Everyday Practice

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Kidney disease is in common cats and the IDEXX SDMA Test is a new kidney test that is available to help evaluate kidney function. In this webinar, several cases will be presented to show how SDMA can be beneficial in common cases that practitioners handle every day. The cases will be used to illustrate what next steps should be taken when SDMA is increased and how SDMA can be a more reliable indicator of kidney function in cats.

In this webinar attendees will:

  • Review what SDMA (symmetric dimethylarginine) is and its 3 key attributes.
  • See an overview of the next steps to take when SDMA is increased to investigate, manage, and monitor kidney disease.
  • Briefly review the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) chronic kidney disease (CKD) guidelines for cats and apply them when appropriate to the cases in the presentation.
  • Be presented with several cases of cats with increased SDMA and to review each case, including diagnostics performed, case management, and outcome.

Speaker Bio

Jane Robertson, DVM, DACVIM

A graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, Dr. Robertson completed a medicine residency at the University of California, Davis, and became board certified in small-animal internal medicine in 1998. After practicing in a busy referral hospital, she joined IDEXX as an internal medicine consultant in 2000 and then was head of internal medicine for IDEXX for more than 10 years before moving to her new role as director of medical affairs. Dr. Robertson’s particular areas of medical interest include kidney disease, endocrinology, pancreatitis, and the clinical utility of real-time PCR. 

RACE Credits 

This program 249-34554 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1.00 CE Credits (1.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 1.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (1.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categorie(s) of: Scientific using the delivery method(s) of: Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements.

Disclosure Statement

This webinar is sponsored by IDEXX. Speakers are expected to disclose conflict of interests whenever a conflict arises relating to the topics of this educational webinar.

Dr. Robertson is an employee of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. and presents information on a diagnostic test offered by IDEXX.