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Cystolithiasis in a Syrian hamster: a different outcome

D. Petrini, M. Di Giuseppe, G. Deli, C. De Caro Carella.

Abstract
A 14-month-old intact male Syrian hamster was admitted for lethargy and hematuria. A total body radiographic image and abdominal ultrasonography showed the presence of a vesical calculus. During cystotomy, a sterile urine sample was obtained and sent to the diagnostic laboratory along with the urolith for analysis. Urine culture was found negative for bacterial growth, and the urolith was identified as a calcium-oxalate stone. Diet supplementation with palmitoylethanolamide, glucosamine and hesperidin was adopted the day after discharge. One year follow up revealed no presence of vesical calculi. Although this is the report of a single clinical case, this outcome differs from the results reported in the literature characterized by recurrences after few months. Considering the positive outcome and the beneficial properties of palmitoylethanolamide, glucosamine, and hesperidin, these nutritional elements in Syrian hamsters, are recommended to reduce recurrence after surgical treatment of urolithiasis.

Key words: Glucosamine, Hamster, Hesperidin, PEA, Urolithiasis


 
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D. Petrini, M. Di Giuseppe, G. Deli, C. De Caro Carella. Cystolithiasis in a Syrian hamster: a different outcome. Open Vet J. 2016; 6(2): 135-138. doi:10.4314/ovj.v6i2.10


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D. Petrini, M. Di Giuseppe, G. Deli, C. De Caro Carella. Cystolithiasis in a Syrian hamster: a different outcome. https://www.openveterinaryjournal.com/?mno=268434 [Access: February 05, 2023]. doi:10.4314/ovj.v6i2.10


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D. Petrini, M. Di Giuseppe, G. Deli, C. De Caro Carella. Cystolithiasis in a Syrian hamster: a different outcome. Open Vet J. 2016; 6(2): 135-138. doi:10.4314/ovj.v6i2.10



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D. Petrini, M. Di Giuseppe, G. Deli, C. De Caro Carella. Cystolithiasis in a Syrian hamster: a different outcome. Open Vet J. (2016), [cited February 05, 2023]; 6(2): 135-138. doi:10.4314/ovj.v6i2.10



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D. Petrini, M. Di Giuseppe, G. Deli, C. De Caro Carella (2016) Cystolithiasis in a Syrian hamster: a different outcome. Open Vet J, 6 (2), 135-138. doi:10.4314/ovj.v6i2.10



Turabian Style

D. Petrini, M. Di Giuseppe, G. Deli, C. De Caro Carella. 2016. Cystolithiasis in a Syrian hamster: a different outcome. Open Veterinary Journal, 6 (2), 135-138. doi:10.4314/ovj.v6i2.10



Chicago Style

D. Petrini, M. Di Giuseppe, G. Deli, C. De Caro Carella. "Cystolithiasis in a Syrian hamster: a different outcome." Open Veterinary Journal 6 (2016), 135-138. doi:10.4314/ovj.v6i2.10



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

D. Petrini, M. Di Giuseppe, G. Deli, C. De Caro Carella. "Cystolithiasis in a Syrian hamster: a different outcome." Open Veterinary Journal 6.2 (2016), 135-138. Print. doi:10.4314/ovj.v6i2.10



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

D. Petrini, M. Di Giuseppe, G. Deli, C. De Caro Carella (2016) Cystolithiasis in a Syrian hamster: a different outcome. Open Veterinary Journal, 6 (2), 135-138. doi:10.4314/ovj.v6i2.10