Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Online ISSN : 1347-7439
Print ISSN : 0916-7250
ISSN-L : 0916-7250
Public Health
The Silicon Concentration in Cat Urine and Its Relationship with Other Elements
Fumihito TAKAHASHIMariko MOCHIZUKITakuya YOGOKatsumi ISHIOKANorio YUMOTOToshinori SAKOFukiko UEDAMasahiro TAGAWAHiroyuki TAZAKI
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2014 Volume 76 Issue 4 Pages 569-572

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To understand the effects of silicon (Si) in the urine with respect to the formation of urinary stones, the distribution of Si in urine was observed. Urine samples from cats with urolithiasis (n=10) and healthy cats (n=15) were used. The concentration of Si in the cats with urolithiasis was significantly higher (P<0.001). A significant correlation (P<0.05) was observed between the concentration of Si and those of other elements, such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and iron, only in the urine of the healthy cats. The distribution of elements in the urine differed between the cats with urolithiasis and the healthy cats. The Si concentration and its relationship with other elements were suggested to be useful biomarkers for urolithiasis in cats.

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