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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2014

Breed Differences in Natriuretic Peptides in Healthy Dogs

Sjöstrand, Karin; Wess, G; Bersås Ljungvall, Ingrid; Häggström, Jens; Merveille, A-C.; Wiberg, M.; Gouni, V; Lundgren Willesen, J.; Hanås, S; Lequarré, A-S.; Mejer Sørensen, L.; Wolf, J.; Tiret, L.; Kierczak, Marcin; Forsberg, Simon; McEntee, K.; Battaille, G.; Seppälä, E.; Lindblad-Toh, K.; Georges, M;
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Considerable interbreed variation in plasma NP concentrations was found in healthy dogs. Intrabreed variation was large in several breeds, especially for NT-proBNP. Additional studies are needed to establish breed-specific reference ranges.


Intrabreed variation; proANP 31-67; Plasma; Interbreed variation; Canine; NT-proBNP

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Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
2014, Volume: 28, number: 2, pages: 451-457