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What's New? Innovative Diagnostic Offerings in Urinary Disease

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Event Date Jul 15, 2021 7:00 pm
Event End Date Jul 15, 2021 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date May 18, 2021
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Cut off date Jul 15, 2021 11:00 pm
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What's New? Innovative Diagnostic Offerings in Urinary Disease

This presentation will discuss two diagnostically challenging urinary diseases; transitional cell carcinoma in the dog and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the cat.

Transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary system in canines will be reviewed as to prevalence, breed predilection, typical clinical signs, and the way it is standardly diagnosed. Typically diagnosis is by way of exclusion of the more common conditions, followed by more expensive diagnostics (cystoscopy/ultrasound-guided biopsy of the prostate with histopathology). The discovery of the BRAF mutation in DNA and RNA from cases of urothelial carcinoma/prostatic carcinoma will be reviewed along with the development of a digital drop PCR test (CADET BRAF), which allows a "liquid biopsy" on free catch urine obtained from clinical cases. The sensitivity and specificity of the test will be discussed along with its broad clinical utility.

Feline chronic kidney disease will then be reviewed. While the prevalence and etiology of feline CKD will be briefly discussed, the focus will be on our ability to diagnose CKD prior to significant renal damage. We will discuss how we typically use history, clinical examination findings, a minimum database (CBC, chemistry, urinalysis), and SDMA to definitively diagnose CKD. At this point, we typically have lost at least 40% of the glomerular filtration rate. A new predictive diagnostic test based on artificial intelligence will then be reviewed (RenalTech).  The evolution of this predictive test along with its accuracy/specificity will be discussed. Finally, we will discuss the reporting of results and the workflow that evolves from a specific RenalTech result and how it incorporates into a proactive wellness approach.

This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.


Lindsay VanHusan, DVM

Professional Services Veterinarian

Dr. VanHusan has always had a love of animals and people, both of which have driven her career path. She received her Minor in Neuroscience in 2002 then her Bachelor of Art’s degree in Psychology at Miami  University of Ohio in 2003. She then went on to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She has extensive experience in private small animal clinical practice in multiple hospitals, with a special interest in internal medicine, dentistry, and geriatric care. As an Antech Professional Services Veterinarian, Dr. VanHusan partners with field sales representatives to provide support and consultative services to practice owners and veterinary staff, incorporating Antech and Sound diagnostics to collaborate towards the goal of best medicine.

Dr. VanHusan enjoys living in the Toledo area with her husband Charley, two cats named Mitchell and Remy, a senior basset hound named Ruby, and a miniature dachshund Dodi. When not working, Dr. VanHusan enjoys home remodeling and spending as much time as possible outdoors with her husband and dogs. She especially loves hiking, particularly in northern Michigan and the Pacific Northwest.

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