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Articles by Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

The ins and outs of polyuria and polydipsia in veterinary practice

There are many terms used to describe abnormalities in urine production. Here we set out to provide a concise reference for the most common ones you'll encounter in veterinary practice.
Apr 1, 2014

There are many terms used to describe abnormalities in urine production. Here we set out to provide a concise reference for the most common ones veterinarians encounter.

Feline urolith epidemiology update: 1981 to 2012

Tracking the trends of mineral composition in cats with urolithiasis.
Feb 1, 2014

Tracking the trends of mineral composition in cats with urolithiasis.

Canine urolith epidemiology: 1981-2012

Data shows urolith composition holding steady.
Oct 29, 2013

Data shows urolith composition holding steady.

Using urine specific gravity values to localize azotemia in veterinary care

Part 4 of a multipart series: See how this parameter, combined with clinical signs and other findings, can help you pinpoint where disease is occurring.
Oct 1, 2013

Part 4 of a multipart series: See how this parameter, combined with clinical signs and other findings, can help veterinarians pinpoint where disease is occurring.

When urine specific gravity values go awry in veterinary practice

Several diagnostic factors must come into play when you get an abnormal result on this common test that investigates kidney function. (Part three of a four-part series.)
Jul 1, 2013

Several diagnostic factors must come into play when a veterinarian gets an abnormal result on this common test that investigates kidney function. (Part three of a four-part series.)

Urine specific gravity measurement and interpretation

A look at the indications for this important part of a urinalysis and how to interpret the results. (Part two of a four-part series)
May 1, 2013

A look at the indications for this important part of a veterinary urinalysis and how to interpret the results. (Part two of a four-part series)

How specific is urine specific gravity?

An in-depth look at which urinary concentrating ability test might be best in your patients. (Part one of a four-part series.)
Mar 1, 2013

An in-depth look at which urinary concentrating ability test might be best in your veterinary patients. (Part one of a four-part series.)

21 tips to enhance your crystalluria interpretation

Use this list of dos and don'ts the next time you process a urine sample.
Jan 1, 2013

Use this list of dos and don'ts the next time you process a veterinary urine sample.

What's your diagnosis? A urinalysis challenge

Oct 12, 2012

How would you interpret the results in these seven case presentations?

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