Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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Urolitíase obstrutiva em touro Nelore no Recôncavo da Bahia

Santana de Oliveira, RicardoTargino Silva Almeida e Macedo, JulianaPereira Lents, MaiconMoraes Meira da Silva, Reannedos Anjos Ferreira, EucimarEmydio Gomes Pinheiro, EmmanuelNunes Costa, JoselitoMiguel Ocampos Pedroso, Pedro

Background: Urolithiasis is a metabolic disease of ruminants castrated and uncastrated. The formation of uroliths causes trauma and obstruction in the tract urinary. The nutrition and management are the main predisposing factors for this disease. Many cases occur sporadically, but outbreaks can occur or become an endemic problem. This paper describes a case of obstructive urolithiasis in Nelore cattle uncastrated in Recôncavo of Bahia, Brazil. Case: An 4-year-old Nelore cattle, uncastrated male was sent to the Centro de Desenvolvimento da Pecuária da Universidade Federal da Bahia (CPD-UFBA), Bahia, Brazil. by presenting a swelling on the ventral abdomen 5 days ago. Clinical examination revealed the exposure with mucosal necrosis and hemorrhage preputial, and continuous dripping of urine. The animal was euthanized in extremis and submitted to necropsy. The animal was necropsied and samples collected from the abdominal cavity, thoracic cavity, and nervous system. The samples were fixed in 10% formalin, cleaved, processed routinely for histology, embedded in paraffi n, cut at five microns thick and stained with hematoxylin and eosin (HE). Urinary stones collected during necropsy were sent for analysis of chemical composition. The macroscopic had swelling in the ventral abdominal region. By cutting this region was the formation of cavities and fi lled with red liquid and odor uremi

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