Message Number: FHL14231 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Tony"
Date: 2011-10-27 22:16:07 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: oxalate and struvite crystals

--- In, Sukie Crandall <sukie@...> wrote:
> A bit on all three types of urinary stones (uroliths):

> > Medications vary with stone type. *****Your ferret may be helped by an acidifier and by antibiotics, and longterm may be especially helped by a change in diet, and not only now, but after the problem has cleared up. Go with a food high in animal protein even though that will cost more.*****
> Wow, back when (simultaneously) we had two ferrets develop cystine stones when we upped the protein the diet we used to have to send the specimens to any of several universities to get the type. Cystine stones are very different from others and we successfully prevented those stones from reoccurring by taking the protein levels to no higher than 35%.
I apologise and thank you for the correction.
I did not fully engage my brain when replying and confused oxalate with cystine and therefore my remarks about not being able to get both types of stones simultaneously was incorrect. However my comments re urine collection remain true.

Tony, Sugar and Suki.
In memory of Sally and Sue.


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