By Albrecht Hesse, Reto Neiger

The color guide offers with all elements of urolithiasis in canine, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs—from aetiology and pathogenesis to analysis, therapy and the prevention of disorder recurrence. The authors introduce the reader to remedy protocols built from their very own examine and event, and contain overseas cutting-edge wisdom of the sickness. subject matters coated within the color instruction manual comprise epidemiology, dangers in better half animal husbandry, species-specific changes, breed tendencies, genetic explanations, appropriate anatomical issues, medical prognosis, stone composition, scientific pathology and remedy protocols. the color guide is a compact, huge ranging illustrated consultant to facing urinary stones in small animals, of price to veterinarians in education and perform.

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Risk factor for urolithiasis. Some forms of crystalluria are physiological and do not cause urolithiasis. :::he evidence of crystals in the urine can be of Jiagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic ::elevance, especially if urolithiasis has been diagnosed in the animal. ·aporation, and the technique used for analysis centrifugation, urine stabilizers). Crystals usually have a fairly typical shape and colour. Because of the differences in the origin, growth, and dissolution of crystals, ;:nicroscopic examination can never be totally reliable.

A variety of equipment and techniques has been used, especially to reduce stones in the kidneys so that the fra gments can be washed into the bladder Witll the urine. The success rate for first treatment in dogs is approximately 50%; kidney stones in cats are somewhat harder to break up. 132 Mild complications arose in three dogs because oflow body weight. 133 The name Petrophaga lorioti is derived from o ne of th e most renowned German stand-up comedian , Loriot. General clinical diagnosis and treatment of urinary stones 53 41a r or 'll1g )f a :her if a ally ade )reade mly can lUst ::>tic :ll1 e for but ary md LIce can [he ; IS are ~tl y Iser ll1d 1011 der ght 132 use ~an as a 1tal psy lice 111e the an , 41 Antegrade VOi ding urohydropropulsion.

It is also important that the amount of protein is interpreted with respect to the other urine findings (dipsticks, sediment examination), clinical examination, and blood tests, to determine the origin of the protein loss or its aetiology. Pre glomerular and glomerular proteinuria are of little significance for urolithiasis. Postglomerular proteinuria is indicative of inflammation of the lower urinary tract, a common finding in urolithiasis (with or without bacterial infection ). Other causes are FLUTD, neoplasia, trauma, haemorrhage, and inflammatory conditions of the genital tract.

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