A concise and practical (something practical can be put into practice) evidence-based discussion about calcium oxalate urolithiasis
was sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition in July 2003 at the University of California entitled "Managing urolithiasis in cats.
Recent updates and practice guidelines." In addition, studies are in progress at the Minnesota Urolith Center to identify
and control the causes of calcium oxalate and other types of uroliths. To learn more about our studies and learn how you can
participate in them, visit our Web site at
http://www.cvm.umn.edu/. Click the link to department and centers to find Minnesota Urolith Center.
Photo 2: Photograph the compound urocystolith removed from the dog described in Photo 1. The nucleus was composed of calcium
oxalate. The shell was composed primarily of magnesium ammonium phosphate.
Carl A. Osborne DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM Dr. Osborne, a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, is professor of medicine in the Department
of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota.
Jody P. Lulich DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM Dr. Lulich, a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Medicine, is a professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical
Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota.