Kidney calcification

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Kidney calcification

Postby Emeraldcoast » Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:21 pm

Hi,

I recently lost my beloved Elvis, suddenly. He would have been 5 yrs old in June.

The only thing the necropsy showed was 1 kidney had some calcification.

Temps and lights were great. He was always active. Suddenly blackbearded, wouldn't eat, and passed away.

Does anyone have any ideas why a kidney would calcify. He was 1 of 10 dragons, from the same breeder. 1 of the other dragons died of kidney disease at 3.

I wanted to upload a picture, but I don't know how.

Thank you

Emerald
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Re: Kidney calcification

Postby Drache613 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:00 pm

Hello Ann,

I am so sorry you lost Elvis, good grief. :cry: Bless him. How old was he?
I am not really sure why one kidney would calcify while the other one didn't. Were his
calcium levels normal, or too high? Did they check his parathyroid gland?
Do you have a copy of the blood work?
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just copy/paste the IMG to here to post them.
I am so sorry for your loss.

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