This afternoon my vet did an ultrasound on my 29 yr old thoroughbred because he has been having urination problems. Fast has been having trouble peeing for about a month so we had started him on antibiotics thinking UTI but with no improvement we ultrasounded. The scan showed a bladder stone about the size of a quarted at the bottom of the bladder partially blocking the urethra.
From what I have read and what the vet said this is really rare. Of course my big boy would develope 1 .
Anyhow treatment (again from what I've read) is surgery or lithotripsy which is breaking the stone up with a laser and flushing the bladder. The vet is doing research to see what our options are and what treatment if any is in Fast's best interest. She said she'd let me know something tomorrow.
Has anybody out there ever dealt with this? I'd love any imput. I have 8 horses here at the sanctuary but Fast is my heart. He has taught me more about trust and patience than I ever thought I could learn. I'm not ready to loose him yet.
This is Fast