Feline urethral plugs commonly are composed of large quantities of matrix mixed with minerals (especially struvite). However, some urethral plugs are composed primarily of matrix, some consist of sloughed tissue, blood, and/or inflammatory reactants, and a few are composed primarily of aggregates of crystalline minerals. The formation of matrix-crystalline urethral plugs may be analogous to the preparation of fruit jello.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice|
|State||Published - Mar 1996|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Supported in part by grants from Hill's Science and Technology Center, Topeka, Kansas, and from Ralston Purina Company, St. Louis, Missouri From the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota (CAO, JPL, LKU, KAB, LAK), St. Paul, Minnesota; and the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michi-gan State University (JMK), East Lansing, Michigan