Renal Medicine

5th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference

Improving the Life of Feline Patients with CKD

Friday, December 1
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Location: Royal Palm Ballroom Salon 9


Overviews of congenital (e.g. renal dysplasia / aplasia, Glomerulopathy, Fanconi syndrome, Polycystic kidney disease) and acquired kidney diseases are presented. Diagnostic work up and management strategies of CKD are discussed. Managing the side effects of chronic kidney disease including hydration, hypertension, hypokalemia, hyperphosphotemia and anemia are covered. The importance of diet and feeding tragedies are focused upon including the values of esophagostomy tubes and control of nausea.

Mark J. Acierno

Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine
Midwestern University

Mark Acierno received his DVM from Mississippi State University in 2000. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, he completed an internal medicine residency at Tufts University in 2004. Dr. Acierno spent 12 years at the Louisiana State University developing one of the most comprehensive nephrology / dialysis programs in the country. He is currently a professor at the MIdwestern University, a boarded internal medicine specialist and a member of the Society of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology. His research interests include hypertension, kidney disease and renal replacement therapies.


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