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The Chemical Composition of a Non-Crystalline Feline Kidney Stone

  • U. M. Cowgill


This study concerns a peculiar kidney concretion that was produced by a 17+ year old female Burmese cat. The outward appearance of this stone, its hardness and gross inhomogeneity suggested that its chemical and mineralogical composition might be unusual and thus it was decided to carry out as complete a study as the 61.2 mg weight permitted.


Kidney Stone Cysteic Acid Outward Appearance Isophthalic Acid Fibrous Protein 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. M. Cowgill
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  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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