Journal of Veterinary Science & Medical Diagnosis ISSN: 2325-9590

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Research Article, J Vet Sci Med Diagn Vol: 4 Issue: 1

Nephrolithiasis among Slaughtered Cow in Iran: Pathology Findings and Mineral Compositions

Ahmad Oryan1, Shahrzad Azizi2*, Reza Kheirandish2 and Mohammad Reza Hajimirzaei3
1Department of Veterinary Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
2Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
3Veterinary Medicine School, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord Branch, Iran
Corresponding author : Shahrzad Azizi
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
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Received: May 05, 2014 Accepted: July 14, 2014 Published: July 16, 2014
Citation: Oryan A, Azizi S, Kheirandish R, Hajimirzaei MR (2015) Nephrolithiasis among Slaughtered Cow in Iran: Pathology Findings and Mineral Compositions. J Vet Sci Med Diagn 4:1. doi:10.4172/2325-9590.1000148

Abstract

Nephrolithiasis among Slaughtered Cow in Iran: Pathology Findings and Mineral Compositions

There are a few reports on the composition and quantitative analysis of the bovine uroliths in the world's veterinary literature. The aim of the present study was to quantitatively report the mineral composition of the nephroliths found in kidneys of cattle in Iran. In this study, 180 cattle were examined (82 male and 98 female). The nephroliths were found in 16 (8.88%) of the 180 animals. Analyses of the renal calculi by polarizing light microscopy and infrared spectroscopy revealed that the nephroliths were made up of various composition including calcium oxalate (51-80%), magnesium ammonium phosphate (5-25%), calcium hydrogen phosphate (8-15%) and ammonium urate (0-5%).

Keywords: Cattle; Kidney; Stones; Pathology; Nephroliths

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