All the Canine uroliths submitted to the Minnesota Urolith Center
from January 1991 through January 1992 (13 months) were
retrospectively evaluated if they were of 100% mineral composition
(N = 2041).
Based on this study of 2041 uroliths from 90 breeds of dogs, it
is now possible to evaluate the chemistry of a stone based on select
information. The radiographic information is based on over 350
uroliths from a different time / date study (N = 437). Many (all but
181) were not from the 2041 sample of the regional urolith
population identified above.
The data originated from a study in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by Ralph Charles
Weichselbaum DVM. Most of the information has been published; we
will cite the appropriate publication whenever possible.
The specific publication related to the prediction algorithms is:
Weichselbaum RC, Feeney DA, Jessen CR, et. al.: An Integrated
Epidemiologic and Radiographic Algorithm for Canine Urocystolith
Mineral Type Prediction. (Accepted for publication in Vet Radiol