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Volume 23-1, Spring 2013

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Uroliths in dogs

Results of infrared spectrophotometry analysis of 1131 canine urinary stones, collected in France from 2007 to 2010

by Alexandre Blavier, Aline Sulter, Aurélie Bogey, Karine Novelli and Benoît Billiemaz

Distribution of different mineral types in the sample of stones submitted (n=1131)




This is the first study conducted in France to offer a precise description and analysis of 1131 canine urinary stones. Samples are classified according to their mineral type, and also to the breed, sex and age of the animals. Calcium oxalate and struvite are the main stones encountered and are far more common than urate and ...

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