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Food intake and struvite crystalluria in ferrets.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3451569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four adult, castrated, male ferrets were studied in two similar trials for effects of food intake on variables hypothesized to promote struvite (ammonium, magnesium, phosphate hexahydrate) crystal formation in urine. Struvite crystalluria occurred in three of the four ferrets. Urine pH (UpH) averaged 6.6 for these ferrets. UpH in the ferret without crystalluria was 6.0. By simple linear regression analysis, no relationship was found between the amount of food ingested and the urinary concentration and excretion of magnesium and phosphorous. However, urine osmolality and excretion of both protein and ammonium were correlated to food intake (P less than .05). Ways in which these effects could promote struvite crystal formation are discussed.
W P Palmore; K D Bartos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary research communications     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0165-7380     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Res. Commun.     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-06-28     Completed Date:  1988-06-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100520     Medline TA:  Vet Res Commun     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  519-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville 32610.
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MeSH Terms
Carnivora / urine*
Feeding Behavior*
Ferrets / urine*
Magnesium / urine*
Magnesium Compounds*
Phosphates / urine*
Urinary Calculi / etiology,  veterinary
Grant Support
50507 RR07021-14/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; RR05788-03/RR/NCRR NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Magnesium Compounds; 0/Phosphates; 15490-91-2/struvite; 7439-95-4/Magnesium

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