Medycyna Wet. 64 (4), 438-440, 2008
Jankowski M., Nicpoń J., Hałoń A., Maksymovych I., Kubiak K., Spużak J., Dubińska A.
Renal oligobiopsy in goats
The purpose of the study was the evaluation of usefulness of oligobiopsy performed under the control of ultrasonography in diagnosing kidney diseases in goats. The experiment was performed on 7 goats of various breed, different sex, aged 1-5 years. Kidney biopsy was performed under the control of USG using Tru-cut type needles: 1.6 mm in diameter, 150 mm long and with a 20 mm chamber for tissue specimens. The histopathological examination of bioptates from kidneys in goats allowed the diagnosis of the following: membranous proliferative glomerulonephritis (glomerulonephritis mesangio-capillaris) – 3 cases, minimal change disease (glomerulonephritis submicroscopica) – 1 case, toxic kidney damage – 2 cases, normal kidney tissue – 1 case. On the basis of the conducted examinations one can conclude that oligobiopsy performed under control of ultrasonography is a safe and quite useful technique in the diagnostics of kidney diseases in goats. The histopathological examination of bioptates combined with anamnesis, clinical data, and results of laboratory tests, allows the ultimate diagnosis with regard to both qualitative and quantitative changes.
Keywords: oligobiopsy, goat, kidney, Tru-cut needle