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Fecal occult blood prevalence using guaiac and benzidine tests in dogs with chronic kidney disease

Grant number: 16/13035-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2016
Effective date (End): August 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine - Animal Clinics and Surgery
Principal Investigator:Leandro Zuccolotto Crivellenti
Grantee:Juliana Bortoliero Palazetti
Home Institution: Pró-Reitoria Adjunta de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação. Universidade de Franca (UNIFRAN). Franca , SP, Brazil


The aim of this study is to evaluate the presence of fecal occult blood in dogs with chronic kidney disease (CKD) using indicator tests (guaiac and benzidine). For this study, a total of 40 dogs will be used, 10 control animals (elective castration) and 30 CKD from Nephrology and Urology service of UNIFRAN Veterinary Teaching Hospital. They will be classifieds recomeded by IRIS using routine tests (complete blood count, urinalysis, serum biochemistry, blood pressure). Fecal samples will be evaluated through the techniques of guaiac and benzidine by two blinded readers.