By Albrecht Hesse, Reto Neiger
The color instruction manual bargains with all features of urolithiasis in canine, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs—from aetiology and pathogenesis to prognosis, therapy and the prevention of affliction recurrence. The authors introduce the reader to therapy protocols constructed from their very own learn and event, and include foreign state of the art wisdom of the affliction. subject matters coated within the color guide comprise epidemiology, hazards in spouse animal husbandry, species-specific variations, breed tendencies, genetic motives, correct anatomical issues, medical analysis, stone composition, scientific pathology and therapy protocols. the color guide is a compact, huge ranging illustrated advisor to facing urinary stones in small animals, of price to veterinarians in education and perform.
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Method of stone removal (spontaneous , urohydropropulsion, endoscopy, surgery, catheterization) . ,as radiographed for ns pecific vomiting sym ptoms. The stones were "JOt removed, as the dog had - lower urinary tract _ mptoms. The - dd er stones were not :moved. General clinical diagnosis and treatment of urinary stones CLINICAL SIGNS The signs of urolithiasis are primarily related to the location of the stones and can vary from symptom -fre e to an acute emergency. Other determining factors for the clinical presentation are the duration of the disease, and the size and shape of the uroliths.
Mixed substances can also be confidently analysed using this method. 110 Today, infrared spectrometry is the method of choice for the analysis of urinary stones. In the author's laboratory (H esse), this method has been used since 1980 for the analysis of urinary stones in animals. In 2006 , the laboratory was equipped with the latest highly sensitive device (a Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) spectrometer with attenuated total reflection (ATR) technology). Table 9 summanzes the infrared spectrometry results of urinar y stones taken from dogs from various European counu·ies .
Lactic acidosis , caused by the reduced cardiac output, can further upset the acid- base imbalance. 2) affects the respiratory, cardiovascular, and central nervous systems . It increases ventilation by increasing respiration rate and/or tidal volume. Cardiac arrhythmias and a reduced cardiac output are often found. Finally, it can cause a range of CNS (central nervous system) signs from lethargy to coma. Reduced perfusion and azotaemia exacerbate the CNS signs. Hyperkalaemia is a result of reduced potassium excretion, but the release of potassium from cells also causes acidosis .