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Severe chemosis caused by nephrotic syndrome in a goat: A case report
- Stummer, P., Fuchs-Baumgartinger, A., Franz, S., Nell, B.
- Veterinary journal 2008 v.175 no.1 pp. 141-143
- goats, goat diseases, eye diseases, conjunctiva, etiology, complications, nephrotic syndrome, renal failure, case studies, signs and symptoms (animals and humans), swelling (physiological), disease diagnosis, hematologic tests, hematocrit, blood chemistry, metabolites, nephritis, larynx, disease course
- A 3-year old female goat with nephrotic syndrome was presented because of severe bilateral chemosis. The diagnosis was based on clinical findings, decreased packed cell volume, increased serum urea and creatinine, decreased serum protein and protein loss via the urinary tract. At post mortem examination, a chronic glomerulonephritis and interstitial nephritis were found. In addition to severe conjunctival oedema, ascites and subcutaneous oedema in the region of the larynx were noted. Immunohistochemistry for the detection of chlamydial antigen in the conjunctiva was negative. This is the first report of severe chemosis caused by nephrotic syndrome in a goat.