A compact, wide-ranging, illustrated guide, this handbook deals with all aspects of urolithiasis in dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs-from aetiology and pathogenesis to diagnosis, treatment, and the prevention of disease recurrence. The authors introduce readers to treatment protocols developed from their own research and experience, and incorporate international state-of-the-art knowledge of the disease. Topics include: epidemiology, risks in companion animal husbandry, species-specific differences, breed dispositions, genetic causes, relevant anatomical points, clinical diagnosis, stone composition, clinical pathology, and treatment protocols.
Small Animal Clinic (Medicine), Justus-Liebig-Universitt Giessen, Giessen, Germany.
Overview Of Urinary Stones Epidemiology Formation of urinary stones in various breeds of dog and cat in Europe and America Shape, colour, and composition of urinary stones in small animals Causes of urinary stone formation Theories on the crystallization of urinary components Urinary stone analysis General clinical diagnosis and treatment of urinary stones Urinary Stones In Dogs Struvite stones Calcium oxalate stones Calcium phosphate: carbonate apatite stones Calcium phosphate: brushite stones Ammonium urate stones Sodium urate, potassium urate, and uric acid stones Cystine stones Xanthine stones 2.8-dihydroxyadenine stones Silicate stones Drug-induced urinary stones Urinary Stones In Cats Feline lower urinary tract disease Struvite stones (magnesium ammonium phosphate hexahydrated) Calcium oxalate stones Calcium phosphate stones Urate stones Cystine stones Xanthine stones Silicate stones Drug-induced urinary stones Potassium magnesium pyrophosphate Matrix matrix stones blood clots Urinary Stones In Rabbits And Guinea Pigs Urinary stones in rabbits Urinary stones in guinea pigs Appendices: Urinary stones in other animals Calcium content of foodstuffs Oxalate content of foodstuffs Purine content of foodstuffs Methionine content of foodstuffs