- Webinar recorded on Wed 26th April, 2017
- 1 hours 3 mins
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Anaemia is a common complication of CKD, estimated to affect between 30 and 60% of patients. Reduced red cell production, primarily related to a lack of erythropoietin production by the kidneys, is the main mechanism of the anaemia although other factors play a significant role. Diagnosing anaemia of CKD can be difficult since this often develops insidiously and clinical signs may be absent or vague in the early stages.
In some cases iron deficiency can be a feature so assessment of iron status is important in addition to routine haematology. Anaemia of CKD can often be very successfully managed using synthetic erythrocyte stimulating agents such as darbepoietin. This webinar will provide clinicians with the practical information they need to best assess and manage anaemia of CKD.
Presented By: Sarah Caney BVSc PhD DSAM MRCVS
Sarah is a graduate of the University of Bristol where she also did her residency in feline medicine and PhD. She is an RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine and enjoys seeing a mixture of first opinion and referral feline patients.
She has written a number of books for cat owners and veterinary professionals including ‘Caring for a cat with chronic kidney disease’ and the recently published ‘Caring for an elderly cat’ (co-authored with Vicky Halls) published by her company Cat Professional, a subdivision of Vet Professionals Ltd (www.vetprofessionals.com).
Sarah does a lot of owner-orientated feline research through online questionnaires and is especially interested in geriatric feline medicine.
Thank you to Feline Friends who kindly sponsored and made this webinar possible!