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    10-06-2010, 10:21 PM
What to do? peeing alot?

I have a 20yro appaloosa gelding and he has been peeing ALOT.
Within an hour n ahalf he had pee'd three times that my friend noticed.
Theres going to be a vet clinic on the 30th but im not sure I should wait that long to get him to a vet? What would you do? What could be causing his constant peeing?

Another issue with him is when he walks im hearing a clicking noise in his pelvis but im not sure what it is and my chiropractor said his pelvis is weak but didnt say much more. Any idea's?
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    10-07-2010, 04:30 PM
That is a lot of peeing. I might try to get him in sooner. How are your vet tech skills? CAn you get a blood draw (if you can do an IV injection, you can draw blood). Another option, if you absolutely can't get him in sooner would be to get the appropriate tubes from your vet, draw the blood and collect the urine (this is very important) and they can start labs now. They might not be willing to do this but we have done it for clients stuck in a hard spot before.
    10-07-2010, 07:53 PM

Assuming you can't get a vet to him, taking a urine sample for analysis asap would be helpful. Insulin resistance is a common 'disease', especially in older &/or fatter horses, of which excessive urination is one symptom. In that case, the urine will have a lot of sugar in it. Kidney disease is another possibility.
    10-07-2010, 07:58 PM
Unfortunately, without the corresponding bloodwork though, the urine is going to be minimally informative on those two diagnoses (both of which are also at the top of my list!). It would at least tell you if he is able to concentrate his urine, but not if he is in a kidney failure crisis which needs more immediate attention.
    10-07-2010, 07:58 PM
Oh, re his pelvis, I'd get a physio, myofunctional therapist or some such, as they will also be able to give you exercises for him that will strengthen that 'weak pelvis'.
    10-07-2010, 08:01 PM
Originally Posted by tealamutt    
Unfortunately, without the corresponding bloodwork though, the urine is going to be minimally informative
Yep, agree. Was just thinking of worst case scenarios, that this would be better than nothing. I agree that I would be getting the vet & analysing bloods etc, asap.
    10-07-2010, 10:29 PM
Have you checked his sheath? I had a gelding with a giant bean and he peed a little but very frequently. I cleaned it and he peed alot the first day and then went back to normal. Just trying to be the optimistic one :o)
    10-08-2010, 10:11 PM
He could need to see a vet, for it may be a more serious diagnoisis. Otherwise he could just need his sheath cleaned or he could have a bladder infection. But I would have a vet check though. Exercises can strenghen his pelvis.

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