Small Animal

WVC 90th Annual Conference

(SA239) Urine a Losing Situation: Proteinuria

Wednesday, March 7
5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
MBCC, South Seas B, Level 3

CE Credits: 1

This presentation will discuss diagnosis, significance, and management of proteinuria including microalbuminuria and urine protein-creatinine ratios, the role of nutrition, omega-3 fatty acids, modification of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, and managing complications of proteinuria such as thromboembolism and nephrotic syndrome.

Joe Bartges

Professor of Medicine and Nutrition
University of Georgia

Dr. Joe Bartges received his DVM from the University of Georgia in 1987. After completing a 1 year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Minnesota, he completed a dual residency in medicine and nutrition and a PhD from Minnesota in 1993. He was on faculty at the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at The University of Tennessee in 1997. He left The University of Tennessee in 2015 as a Professor of Medicine and Nutrition and held the Acree Endowed Chair of Small Animal Research. He also served as the interim head of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. He was internist, nutritionist, and the Academic Director at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in Stamford, CT, and was an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Cornell University. Currently, he is Professor of Medicine and Nutrition at The University of Georgia. He is board certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. He has spoken at more than 200 meetings, and has published more than 400peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles, scientific abstracts, and textbook chapters. He is the co-editor of Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals published in 2011. He is a member of the editorial boards of 5 veterinary journals including serving as an associate editor for the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He is the previous president of the American Society of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology. Dr. Bartges’ research interests include urinary tract diseases, specifically urolithiasis, renal failure, hypertension, bacterial urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence, urinary neoplasia, and idiopathic cystitis in cats, and nutrition, specifically the role of nutrition in management and prevention of disease, obesity, and diabetes.

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