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1

What is the most common cause of urethral obstruction in sheep and goats?

Urolithiasis

2

Where do most uroliths lodge themselves in male ruminants?

Urethral process

3

What is the second most common site for uroliths to get stuck?

Sigmoid flexure

4

What are the most common uroliths in small ruminants?

Calcium based/struvite

5

What diet predisposes to urolithiasis in ruminants?

High grain, phosphorus and Mg, low roughage

6

What are surgical treatment options for urolithiasis in small ruminants?

Urethral process amputation, perineal urethrostomy, tube cystotomy

7

When is a tube cystotomy performed?

For animals w/urethral rupture

8

What is the simplest procedure to remove a urethral obsturction?

Urethral process amputation