Flashcards in Uroliths Deck (13)
What are uroliths?
Calculi composed of various minerals
What are four types of uroliths?
What are triple phosphate uroliths?
Salts of magnesium, ammonium, calcium, and phosphate
What type of urine do triple phosphates grow in?
What do triple phosphate crystals look like?
Radio opaque, hard, white or yellow
What urolith is most common in dogs and cats?
What is a urate?
Composed of ammonium urate
What urolith is common in Dalmatians?
What do urates look like?
Radio luster, yellow, brittle
What are cystine uroliths?
Composed of amino acids cystine
What do cystine uroliths look like?
Yellow and smooth, radio listener and easily pulverized
What are oxalate uroliths?
Composed of calcium oxalate