A urinalysis was performed as part of a regular health check of a 14-year-old Standardbred gelding.

URINALYSIS The dipstick test was unremarkable. USG by refractometry= 1.034; pH = 9.0. Image: Urine sediment analysis, unstained urine sample , ×40 What are the boat-shaped to ovoid structures? 2 What is the origin of the spherical structure? 3 What happens when diluted (5–10%) acetic acid is added to the sediment? 4 What is the clinical importance of these structures?

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