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    WORLD FIRST - Snow Leopard Lithotripsy.

    Big Cat Rescue

    by Big Cat Rescue

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    Cloe the snow leopard was diagnosed with a kidney infection and kidney stones in her left kidney. We decided the best option to help save her kidney function was to consider lithotripsy. Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is a procedure used to shatter simple stones in the kidney or upper urinary tract. Ultrasonic waves are passed through the body until they strike the dense stones. Pulses of sonic waves pulverize the stones, which are then more easily passed through the ureter and out of the body in the urine. The procedure went very smooth and Cloe seems much happier and is doing well. We would like to thank everyone involved who came together to make this happen! For more info about BIG CAT RESCUE visit: http://www.bigcatrescue.org Find us on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Cat-Rescue-Tampa-FL/122174836956?ref=sgm MYSPACE: http://www.myspace.com/1bigcatrescue TWITTER: http://twitter.com/BigCatRescue DONATE: http://www.bigcatrescue.org/donate.htm THANK YOU! If you text TIGER to 20222 *A one-time donation of $5 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Standard messaging/data rates may apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the Big Cat Rescue by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at http://www.mobilecommons.com/t/. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to short code 20222; HELP to 20222 for help.