Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Urinary catheterization

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Livia Benato, Anna Meredith, Ron Rees Davies

Introduction

Uses

  • Obtaining a urine sample   Urine collection: freeflow  .
  • Flushing of the bladder to remove excessive calcium carbonate precipitate (sludge/hypercalciuria)   Urolithiasis  .
  • Performance of single and double radiographic contrast studies of the bladder   Bladder: calculus lateral radiograph      Bladder: sediment VD radiograph  .
  • Retropulsion of small urethral calculi   Urolithiasis  .
  • Healing of urethral injuries (indwelling urinary catheter).

Advantages

  • Relatively simple to perform; minimal equipment required.

Disadvantages

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references fromPubMed.
  • Jenkins J R (2010)Evaluation of the rabbit urinary tract. J Exotic Pet Med19(4), 271-279.
  • Graham J (2006)Common Procedures in rabbits. Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract9(2), 367-388PubMed.
  • Scherz H C, Kaplan G Wet al(1992)Urethral healing in rabbits. J Urology148(2 Pt 2), 708-710PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Suckow M A & Douglas F A (1997)Experimental methology. In:The Laboratory Rabbit. CRC Press LLC. pp 71-106.


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