Two Methods for the Treatment of Ureterolithiasis in a Mare
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Volume 13, Issue 2, pages 95–98, April 1984
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MACHARG, M. A., FOERNER, J. J., PHILLIPS, T. N. and BARCLAY, W. P. (1984), Two Methods for the Treatment of Ureterolithiasis in a Mare. Veterinary Surgery, 13: 95–98. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.1984.tb00769.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Ureteroliths were removed on two occasions from a mare by different techniques. A 3 cm calculus was removed by right ureterolithectomy during a ventral midline celiotomy. Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine were measured monthly and remained within normal limits for 5 months. During the fifth postoperative month, after 9 days of lumbar pain, the mare was represented with an increased BUN and creatinine and a ureterolith in the left ureter. Using a Dormia basket stone dislodger, the second ureterolith was removed through a vestibulourethral approach. Fourteen days after surgery, the BUN and creatinine had returned to normal limits and the mare remained asymptomatic for 3 months. The mare then developed severe laminitis after 2 days of strenuous exercise and was euthanized. At necropsy, both kidneys contained multiple calculi.