Quantitative Analysis of 4468 Uroliths Retrieved from Farm Animals, Exotic Species, and Wildlife Submitted to the Minnesota Urolith Center: 1981 to 2007

Carl A. Osborne, Hasan Albasan, Jody P. Lulich, Eugene Nwaokorie, Lori A. Koehler, Lisa K. Ulrich

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-78
Number of pages14
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • Calculi
  • Exotic
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Uroliths
  • Wildlife
  • Zoo

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