Fortunately, these conditions are relatively uncommon in the horse and pony; however, diseases that do occur can be quite distressing for patients and require treatment. Using a variety of techniques including blood testing; urine sampling; endoscopy and ultrasonography, we are able to investigate problems affecting these body systems.
Difficulty urinating is not uncommonly reported in mild colic cases, and is generally not associated with urinary problems; however, blockages of the bladder or urethra can occur as a consequence of stones or rarely, tumours. Bladder, kidney and uterine infections are also uncommon but do occur and require appropriate management. These cases do represent a diagnostic challenge; however, many can be successfully resolved.
If you have any questions or concerns about your horse, please contact us and we will do our best to help.