TitleHyperammonemia associated with urethral obstruction in a dog.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsHall, JA, Allen, TA, Fettman, MJ
JournalJ Am Vet Med Assoc
Date Published1987 Nov 01
KeywordsAmmonia, Animals, Dog Diseases, Dogs, Male, Staphylococcal Infections, Urethral Obstruction

Hyperammonemia was documented in a 10-week-old male Lhasa Apso referred for urethral obstruction and rupture. Results of liver function tests were normal. Staphylococcus sp was isolated from urine. Anomalies of the portal vascular system and hepatic insufficiency are the most common causes of hyperammonemia in the dog. Hyperammonemia, however, in the absence of recognizable concurrent hepatic disease, also may result from urinary stasis and infection with urea-splitting organisms.

Alternate JournalJ Am Vet Med Assoc
PubMed ID3693031