Minnesota Urolith Center sample submissions remain strong and steady in 2021

April 4, 2022

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The Minnesota Urolith Center (MUC) continues to be the global leader in analyzing urinary stones from animals around the world. In 2021, the center received more than 85,000 submissions.

Which continents submitted samples

North America continues to be the top source of samples, accounting for about three-quarters of all submissions. The next highest is Europe at 13 percent, followed by Asia with 7 percent.

Canine sample composition

A majority of submissions received in 2021 were from dogs and cats. Similar to 2020, struvite was the most common type of stone sample received from both canines and felines. This stone type can be dissolved with medical and nutritional therapy. The MUC has protocols for dissolving this type of stone for dogs and cats.

feline sample composition

Don’t forget, veterinary staff can use the MUC app to access demographic and radiographic calculators as well as check on the status of physical samples submitted to the Urolith Center. Download the app.