Trends in the frequency of calcium oxalate uroliths in the upper urinary tract of cats

Chalermpol Lekcharoensuk, Carl A. Osborne, Jody P. Lulich, Hasan Albasan, Lisa K. Ulrich, Lori A. Koehler, Kathleen Carpenter, Laurie L. Swanson, Laura A. Pederson

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Abstract

Medical records from cats diagnosed with uroliths at nine United States veterinary teaching hospitals from 1980 to 1999, and records of cats with uroliths submitted for analyses to the Minnesota Urolith Center from 1981 to 2000, were evaluated. A 10-fold increase in frequency of upper tract uroliths occurred in cats during the 20-year interval at the nine veterinary teaching hospitals. Calcium oxalate emerged as the predominant mineral type in upper tract uroliths, having increased more than 50-fold during the study period. These results emphasize the need for increased awareness of the occurrence of upper urinary tract uroliths in cats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-46
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

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