Knowledge of the mineral composition of uroliths in various species of animals can help veterinarians predict the mineral composition of stones in vivo. This information is important because dissolution of existing uroliths, or minimizing further growth of uroliths in situ, is dependent on knowledge of the mineral composition of uroliths. With this objective in mind, this report summarizes the results of quantitative mineral analysis of uroliths retrieved from 4468 animals sent to the Minnesota Urolith Center. It also encompasses the most extensive database about uroliths from animals other than domesticated dogs and cats found in the literature.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice|
|State||Published - Jan 2009|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Supported in part by an educational grant from Hill's Pet Nutrition, Topeka, Kansas.
Copyright 2009 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
- Quantitative analysis