Quantitative analysis of 4468 uroliths
retrieved from farm animals, exotic species, and wildlife submitted to the Minnesota Urolith
Center: 1981 to 2007.
In general, excessive BUN levels indicate damaged kidney function, sometimes followed by kidney urolith
Urinary bladder carcinogenesis induced by melamine in F344 male rats: correlation between carcinogenicity and urolith
Cloacoliths are relative uncommon cloacal conditions, and this case documents cloacoscopic findings, rectal obstruction, and confirmation of its uric acid composition by urolith
Between 1981 and 2000, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine's Minnesota Urolith
Center analyzed 7,560 stones from Dalmatians.
A high protein/low fiber diet increases the potential for diarrhea, and urolith
(bladder stone) formation.
Your vet may be able to send these away to a urolith
(urinary stone) laboratory.
may be defined as aggregation of crystalline and matrix materials that form in one or more locations within the urinary tract when urine becomes oversaturated with crystallogenic substances and may be composed of one or more mineral types (Ulrich et al.
In advanced cases, a small urolith
can pass from an animal's bladder into its urethra and interfere with the passage of urine.
One strategy to prevent the recurrence of urolith
types in cats is to maintain dilute urine, including dietary methods like canned food and high sodium diet, and the addition of water to diets.
In February 2002, The American Journal of Veterinary Research published a study conducted at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine's Minnesota Urolith
Center that compared dietary factors in canned food with the formation of calcium oxalate uroliths
in dogs, with surprising results.
Can include antibiotics, IV fluids, dietary management, urolith
removal, and chemotherapy.