Message Number: YG1142 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-03-11 23:44:00 UTC
Subject: Re: high total protein and ADV

> As soon as we found Snoopy to be postive we tested all the others,
so far
> all 14 of them are negative. I was sure my old timer, whose cage he
is next
> to would be positive, she had a T.P. of 8.3, but her ADV was
negative, so I
> am wondering if in her case the high TP could be due to her failing
> (her BUN is really high) and she is receiving sub q fluids.

Interesting - sounds like the "old-time" ADV we used to see - one or
two sporadic cases, rather than the shelter-wide outbreaks which are
currently de rigeur.

However, renal failure does not result in a high protein - if
naything protein may be lower than normal, and sugq fluids would only
serve to diute further. (there is no protein in Ringer's lactate.)
> I will keep your request for tissue samples on Snoopy in mind, so
far he
> seems to be doing better, though.

I hope he does for a long, long time.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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