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      Chronic Hemodialysis in the Anephric Goat

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          The Spanish brush goat (Capra hiricus) was studied as an animal model for the anephric state. This rugged animal has a hardy appetite and offers ready blood access for dialysis and sampling. BUN, plasma creatinine and potassium could be brought to normal values by daily hemodialysis. Continual weight loss, severe anemia and some tendency for the development of hypertension were observed despite dialysis. Maintenance of a healthy rumen proved a continual challenge but was possible by hyperalimentation and vigorous dialysis immediately postnephrectomy.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1980
          1980
          02 December 2008
          : 25
          : 1
          : 34-39
          Affiliations
          Departments of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics and Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Miss.
          Article
          181750 Nephron 1980;25:34–39
          10.1159/000181750
          7352040
          © 1980 S. Karger AG, Basel

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