Two types of canine struvite uroliths have been recognized: infection- induced struvite is the most common type; sterile struvite is uncommonly recognized. Infection-induced struvite is most commonly associated with urease-producing staphylococcal UTI. For dogs that qualify, medical dissolution is an effective method of treatment. Medical dissolution protocols encompass: (1) eradication or control of UTI; (2) use of calculolytic diets; and (3) administration of urease inhibitors to patients with persistent UTI caused by urease-producing microbes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||39|
|Journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice|
|State||Published - 1999|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We thank I. Millan for helpful discussion on statistical analysis and M. Messman for editorial assistance. This work was supported by grants from the Comision Asesora Investigacion Cien-tifico y Tecnica (CICYT), FIS 87/875, 88/1547 and Severo Ochoa-Ferrer Foundation award (to J.J.L.L.). CPH Neural Transplantation group are: A. El Barkani, J.C. Gomez Angulo and B. Brera and also J. Uria and R. Martinez).