|Authors||Bjorling DE, Howard PE|
|Journal||Probl Vet Med Volume: 1 Issue: 1 Pages: 93-110|
|Publish Date||1989 Jan-Mar|
Urinary salvage surgical procedures become necessary when a portion of the urinary tract has been destroyed or has become nonfunctional. The purpose of urinary salvage procedures is to restore the urinary tract to a functional, if not normal, condition. Loss of continence or the development of chronic infection may render animals unsatisfactory as pets and may limit the application of some salvage procedures in veterinary practice. However, when an animals is examined for urinary tract disease, a hopeless prognosis should not be offered the client until consideration has been given to the performance of a salvage procedure or referral of the animal for further evaluation has been discussed with the client.