Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners

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Res. j. vet. pract. 3 (4): 93 - 98
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Shimaa Ghanem Yehia*, Noha Yousef Salem

Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt.
*Correspondence | Shimaa G Yehia, Cairo University, Egypt, Email:

Ultrasonography is one the most superior modalities for diagnosis of numerous urinary and prostatic affections. The current study aimed to diagnose and stipulate different cases of dogs with urinary and prostatic affections on basis of clinical and ultrasonographic findings. Thirty-two dogs of different ages, sexes, and breeds were involved in this study, clinical signs were recorded at time of admission and the definitive diagnosis was upon ultrasound examination. The most consistent clinical signs observed at time of admission were dysuria, hematuria, pollakuria, polydipsia and polyuria. Diagnosed urinary bladder affections (No=18) included cystitis, cystic calculi, cystic neoplasms, and bladder hemorrhage. Kidney affections (No=8) included renal cyst, hydronephrosis, nephrolithiasis, chronic interstitial nephritis and end-stage kidney failure. Prostatic affections (No=6) involved benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostatitis and prostatic cysts. Clinical examination and ultrasonography were the main diagnostic aids in all cases. Clinical examination was unsuccessful to establish a definitive diagnosis and ultrasonography was preferable to conventional tools of this specification.

Keywords | Dogs, Clinical signs, Urinary, Prostatic affections, Ultrasound

Editor | Muhammad Abubakar, National Veterinary Laboratories, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Received | December 10, 2015; Revised | January 10, 2016; Accepted | January 13, 2016; Published | February 12, 2016

Citation | Yehia SG, Salem NY (2015). Ultrasonographic abnormalities in canine urinary and prostatic affections. Res. J. Vet. Pract. 4(3): 93-98.

ISSN | 2308-2798

Copyright © 2015 Yehia and Slem . This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.