Myoglobinuric acute renal failure in a dog
P P Kanaran, N P Usha, V R Ambily and P C Alex

Department of Clinical Medicine College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Mannuthy-680651 Thrissur, Kerala, India 

Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.2013. 44:83-84.

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Rhabdomyolysis is an uncommon disease process with profound sequelae if it is not identified and treated expediently. Clinical presentation varies, ranging from a nearby asymptomatic illness to fulminate and life threatening disease process with multiorgan system failure. Rhabdomyolysis results in the release of myoglobin, a haem pigment, which through multiple effects can result in nephrotoxicity and ARF (Zagar, 1989 and Better and Steain, 1990). The main mechanism is likely to be intra-luminal obstruction by haem pigment casts and ischemia ( Luscher, 1991) and a direct or iron –mediated proximal tubular injury. Treatment should be directed at reducing the nephro-toxic potential of the released pigments which can be achieved by rehydration, correction of acidosis, maintaining good urine output and establishing a urinary pH of 7.0 by forced alkaline diuresis 

Keywords:- Myoglobinurea, Acute Renal Failure