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A free online class brought to you by Bioguard

A webinar on the clinical interpretation of liver function tests is scheduled to take place soon. Your attendance is highly encouraged.

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Liver function testing in dogs and cats is a crucial clinical assay utilized to assess the hepatic health status of these animals. The liver plays multiple essential roles in the physiological processes of dogs and cats, including metabolism, regulation of excretion, modulation of immune responses, protein synthesis, and energy storage. Therefore, comprehending and monitoring the liver function in dogs and cats is paramount for ensuring their overall health.

Canine and feline liver function testing typically encompasses the following elements:

• Biochemical Blood Markers: These markers include liver enzymes (ALT, AST, ALP), cholesterol, proteins, and bile acids, among others. These data provide comprehensive insights into liver function.
• Blood Coagulation Indices: Since the liver synthesizes coagulation factors, blood coagulation assays (e.g., PT and aPTT) can reflect a part of liver function.
• Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) and Creatinine: These parameters are used to assess the liver's excretory function and its ability to eliminate metabolic byproducts.
• Blood Glucose Levels: The liver participates in blood sugar regulation; thus, blood glucose testing helps assess its function.

In conclusion, the significance of canine and feline liver function testing lies in its early diagnosis and monitoring of liver issues, ensuring the safety of drug therapies, and providing a comprehensive health assessment. Through these tests, clinicians can formulate appropriate treatment plans to guarantee the long-term health and well-being of dogs and cats.


Dr. Lin got her D.V.M. degree from National Taiwan University and his Ph.D. from the College of Biological Science and Technology, National Chiao-Tung University. She is a professor in the Department of Veterinary Medicine and director of Zoonosis Research Center, National Taiwan University. In addition, she is a former director of the Animal Disease Diagnostic Center, National Taiwan University. Her specialties include Veterinary Clinical Microbiology, Immunology, and Animal Cancer Biology and Therapeutic Development.

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Pets around Expectant Mother

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Pets can bring a lot of joy and companionship to families. However, it’s important to be aware of the potential health and safety risks that come with having pets. This is especially important for pregnant women, as some pets can transmit zoonotic diseases that can be harmful to both the mother and the baby.

There are several infectious diseases that animals can pass to humans, and some of these can be particularly dangerous. Salmonellosis, toxoplasmosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, rabies, and Lyme disease are all examples of zoonotic diseases that pregnant women should be aware of. These infections can be especially harmful to people with weak immune systems, children, and pregnant women.

If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider about any pets you have in your home. They can help you take steps to minimize your risk of exposure to these diseases and keep both you and your baby safe and healthy.


Toxoplasmosis in Cats: A Zoonotic Disease

Toxoplasmosis is a commonly occurring infection, but the likelihood of contracting it and having it affect in humans is low. If you have been around cats for a while, it's probable that you have already been exposed and have developed immunity to it. Once you have had the infection, you won't get it again. However, it's worth noting that not all cats have the parasite. Indoor cats are less susceptible to toxoplasmosis, but outdoor cats can contract it from the waste of other cats or prey animals. When cats acquire the infection, they shed it for around six weeks.

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To diagnose toxoplasmosis, veterinarians typically rely on a cat's medical history, signs of illness, and laboratory test results. The measurement of two types of antibodies to T. gondii in the blood, IgG and IgM, can aid in the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis. High levels of IgG antibodies to T. gondii in a healthy cat indicate that the cat has previously been infected and is most likely immune to the parasite, and is no longer a source of infection for others. High IgM antibody levels, on the other hand, suggest an active infection. If a healthy cat has no T. gondii antibodies, it is susceptible to infection and would shed oocysts for up to two weeks following infection.

Diagnosis based on the detection of oocysts in the feces is not reliable since they look similar to those of other parasites. Additionally, cats can shed oocysts for a brief period and may not be doing so when they are symptomatic. A definitive diagnosis necessitates the microscopic examination of tissue samples for recognizable tissue changes and the presence of tachyzoites.


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