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Glucosuria in Norwegian elkhounds and other breeds during dog shows
  1. R. Heiene, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS1,
  2. H. BjØrndal, BVSc2 and
  3. A. IndrebØ, BVSc, PhD1
  1. 1Department of Companion Animal Clinical Sciences, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, PO Box 8146 dep, 0033 Oslo, Norway
  2. 2Ulvsby Smådjursklinik, Bengtsbol 608, 655 93 Karlstad, Sweden
  1. E-mail for correspondence: reidun.heiene{at}


Clinically healthy Norwegian elkhounds were tested for glucosuria by urine dipstick analysis and the results were compared with a group of dogs of other breeds during 15 dog shows. Fifty-two of 187 Norwegian elkhounds (27.3 per cent) and 15 of 202 dogs of other breeds (7.4 per cent) were glucosuric during the dog shows; the difference was statistically significant. Two of the glucosuric elkhounds and one non-glucosuric elkhound developed signs of kidney disease during the year of the study.

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