The HBP (Benign Hyperplasia of Prostate) is a pathology that concerns a high percentage of adult dogs but that generally is subdiagnosticated. Sometimes it also comes masked with symptoms that make suspect of other pathologies, since they can be, for example, general processes (pain, kneeling, anorexia), urinary (hematuria, disuria), digestive (constipation, coprostasis, abdominal pain due to the inflammation) and others (lameness, edema in later extremities and inflexibility).
Its diagnosis up to the moment was based on the prostate palpation or on the diagnosis by image, with all their advantages and disadvantages for the clinical daily practice. Now, the diagnosis by means of this serological technology allows obtaining in a simple way a rapid and trustworthy result.
This test is based on the detection of the CPSE (Canine Prostate Specific-arginine Esterase) on whey or heparinized plasma. The CPSE is a hormone secreted from the prostate fabric, specific of this disease. His values increase significantly in these cases but not in other prostate pathologies since they are prostatitis, abscesses or tumors.
This new technology allows, in an easier way, to improve periodic controls, including it in proof routine in the annual reviews and preparing pathologies like that in adult pets.
The CPSE offers a precise and easy result to the owner (Values> 70 ngr/ml., compatible with HPB) and it gives the veterinarian a quantitative objective result to confirm his clinical suspicions.
Benign Prostate Hyperplasia