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Companion Animal Practice
Feline lower urinary tract disease: an update
  1. Danièlle Gunn-Moore

    Danièlle Gunn-Moore graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 1991 and after a year in practice moved to the Feline Centre at Bristol to take up a FAB scholarship. She completed a PhD on the molecular epidemiology of feline coronavirus infection in 1998. She is currently the Ralston Purina lecturer in feline medicine at the Dick.

Abstract

FELINE lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) describes a collection of conditions that can affect the bladder and/or urethra of cats. Unfortunately, since the urinary tract can respond to insult in only a limited number of ways, the clinical signs are rarely indicative of a particular disease. While there are many conditions that can result in signs of FLUTD, the vast majority of cases are idiopathic. This article discusses possible aetiologies and describes a stepwise approach to diagnosis and management.

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