Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What about kidney infections in horses?

I wrote yesterday that horses can get UTIs. Sadly, horses are also prone to kidney infection - often because a urinary tract or bladder infection wasn't treated. Another common cause is kidney or bladder stones - fortunately, horses don't get those as often as species that eat meat.

Kidney infections are generally treated with high dosages of antibiotics, but occasionally kidney removal is required - a risky operation in an animal that size.

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