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Early detection of chronic kidney disease in dogs and cats

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IDEXX Laboratories has launched IDEXX SDMA, a renal function test that, it claims, can detect chronic kidney disease in dogs or cats ‘months or even years earlier than traditional methods’.

The company explains that the test is based on a renal biomarker known as symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA). It reports that serum or plasma SDMA has been shown to …

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