Urinary Stones in Small Animal Medicine : A Colour Handbook book cover
1st Edition

Urinary Stones in Small Animal Medicine
A Colour Handbook

  • This format is currently out of stock.
ISBN 9781840761849
Published April 7, 2009 by CRC Press
176 Pages 142 Color Illustrations

SAVE ~ $10.99
was $54.95
USD $43.96

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

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.

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

View More


...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