Date: 2011-02-28 20:39:04 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Cystine stones/urine pH
Is there a particular color or pattern reference involved in the genetic kidney defect?
--- In email@example.com, AFERRETVET@... wrote:
> Hi Sukie
> Simply put ferrets with normal kidneys will absorb the
> amino acid cystine in the proximal kidney tubular cells.
> Thus no cystine goes into the urine. Therefore regardless
> of how low the pH of the urine is, cystine stones can not form.
> Only ferrets with a genetic defect in the proximal tubular cells
> have cystine in the urine and can develop cystine stones.
[I have asked that question before because
both of ours with it had KIT Neural Crest Variant
type markings with the body and limb spotting,
but I heard from people with ferrets who had a
range of markings including standard that was
not dilute. As to rates no one seemed to know if
they might vary so it would be interesting if more
on that score is known, but from the earlier
responses any marking type or color can be involved.
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