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Surgical Management of Cystic Calculi in a Dachshund: A Case Report

T.R Lavanya* and Priyadarshini Govind

Avia, New no.11 (Old no. 4) Vasu Street, Kilpauk, Chennai-600010

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal September 2022 : 99 (9) - pages 90 to 94
(Received: , Accepted: )


A 9-and-a-half-year-old spayed female Dachshund was presented with a history of frequent vomiting, stranguria, urinary incontinence, hematuria and anorexia. On clinical examination, animal was found to be dull and weak. Abdominalpalpation revealed ahard mass inthe urinary bladder. Hematological parameters were indicative of neutrophilicleukocytosis. Abdominal radiograph revealed multiple urinary calculi. Caudoventral midline celiotomy was performed and two cystoliths were removed from the urinary bladder by cystolithectomy. Post-operatively the dog was administered antibiotics and anti-inflammatories, along with prescribed diet and supportive care. The animal had an uneventful recovery.

Key Words: Canine; Dachshund; Calculi; Cystotomy; Struvite; Cystolithectomy

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