Urinary Stones in Small Animal Medicine: A Colour Handbook, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Urinary Stones in Small Animal Medicine

A Colour Handbook, 1st Edition

By Albrecht Hesse, Reto Neiger

CRC Press

176 pages | 142 Color Illus.

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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.


…presents very detailed coverage of urolithiasis in dogs, cats and also rabbits and guinea pigs. It is notable for the numerous (and useful) colour illustrations and charts…The authors have included all aspects of the subject…The list of references is extensive and complete…a very valuable addition to the practice bookshelf

Journal of Small Animal Practice

Essential for anyone with an interest in this area


…contains a wealth of information…Clinical aspects are well documented…Diagrams are clear and concise…The text is well supported by more than 300 up-to-date references. There are fascinating appendices…anyone interested in the subject matter will find a huge amount of information in one place, which would be hard to beat.

Veterinary Times

Table of Contents

Overview Of Urinary Stones


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


Calcium oxalate stones

Calcium phosphate stones

Urate stones

Cystine stones

Xanthine stones

Silicate stones

Drug-induced urinary stones

Potassium magnesium pyrophosphate


matrix stones

blood clots

Urinary Stones In Rabbits And Guinea Pigs

Urinary stones in rabbits

Urinary stones in guinea pigs


Urinary stones in other animals

Calcium content of foodstuffs

Oxalate content of foodstuffs

Purine content of foodstuffs

Methionine content of foodstuffs

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal