Jody P. Lulich, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 01, 2014
A look at the trends seen over the past three decades—and what it could mean for veterinary patients in the future.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 01, 2014
Tracking the trends of mineral composition in cats with urolithiasis.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 01, 2012
Past veterinary trends continue, but with therapeutic preventative options available, many plugs can be avoided.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 01, 2012
Dr. Carl Osborne tracks the trends of mineral composition in cats with urolithiasis.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 01, 2012
Mineral composition trends have been stabilizing in recent years.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 01, 2011
A look at composition provides insight into ways to prevent plugs in the first place.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 01, 2011
In the last three decades, the composition of uroliths in dogs has been variable.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 01, 2011
Dr. Carl Osborne examines feline urolith composition over the past three decades.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 01, 2008
What is your interpretation and diagnosis?
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 01, 2007
A quarter-century ago, analysis of uroliths removed (usually by surgery) was optional. In fact, rather than have the stones analyzed, some veterinary practitioners gave them to their clients as a topic of conversation. What about today? Is it an acceptable standard of practice to give stones retrieved from the urinary tract to owners without knowing their composition? What would be your response to a physician who gave you stones retrieved from your urinary tract? Believe it or not, we have received uroliths for analysis formed by our veterinary colleagues that were given to them by a physician. Of course, we did not perform the requested analysis because we did not want to cross the line of practicing medicine without a license. Instead, we sent them to a laboratory licensed to provide that service.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 01, 2007
Knowledge of urolith composition is important because contemporary methods of detection, treatment and prevention of the underlying causes of urolithiasis largely depend on knowledge of urolith composition.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 01, 2007
Analysis: 1981 to 2006
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 01, 2006
Knowledge of urolith composition is important because contemporary methods of detection, treatment and prevention of the underlying causes of urolithiasis are primarily related to knowledge of urolith composition. The following discussion is based on quantitative analysis of 275,000 canine uroliths submitted to the Minnesota Urolith Center from 1981 to the spring of 2006. (For additional details related to feline uroliths and feline urethral plugs, refer to the Diagnote entitled "Changing trends in composition of feline uroliths and feline urethral plugs," published in the April 2006 issue of DVM Newsmagazine (Vol. 37, No.4).
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 01, 2006
In 1981, calcium oxalate was detected in only 2 percent of feline uroliths submitted to the Minnesota Urolith Center, whereas struvite was detected in 78 percent.