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Research Article, J Vet Sci Med Diagn Vol: 2 Issue: 1

Transabdominal Ultrasonographic Examination of 26 Sheep with Suspected Urinary Tract Disease (2010-2012)

Phil Scott*
Division of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Corresponding author : Phil Scott
Division of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush, Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland, EH25 9RG, UK,
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Received: September 26, 2012 Accepted: January 21, 2013 Published: January 28, 2013
Citation: Scott P (2013) Transabdominal Ultrasonographic Examination of 26 Sheep with Suspected Urinary Tract Disease (2010-2012). J Vet Sci Med Diagn 2:1. doi:10.4172/2325-9590.1000107

Abstract

Transabdominal Ultrasonographic Examination of 26 Sheep with Suspected Urinary Tract Disease (2010-2012)

Transabdominal ultrasonography was undertaken in veterinary practice to examine 26 sheep reported by the farmer, to present with clinical signs consistent with obstructive urolithiasis. There was no evidence of calculi within the vermiform appendix, nor was the bladder imaged in 12 of these 26 sheep. Uroperitoneum was diagnosed in two of three growing male lambs, and resulted from urine leakage across the bladder wall not rupture. Gross hydronephrosis was identified ultrasonographically by the increased renal pelvis and thinner cortex, in six of eight adult male sheep with confirmed urethral obstruction.

Keywords: Ultrasonographic examination; Urinary tract; Urolithiasis; Hydronephrosis

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