Possible Urinary Infection? How do you know?
Okay so my 13year old mare never pees inside the building she always goes outside. Almost 3weeks ago I got a new yearling and built her a nice stall in part of the mares large room. I used only a quarter of the room and its a pretty big stall for the yearling so I know space isn't an issue.
Pilot, my mare, keeps on peeing(usually small amounts at a time) in the part of the building she can access. But, I saw her urinate outside and it was normal without problem(lets just say plenty of pee).
It is getting hotter and she is drinking more water. I thought at first she was just to lazy to go outside so she would go inside. Then I thought maybe she has came into heat and is marking herself as being availible. This could be a probablitity if the new yearling wasn't a girl but that has been ruled out.
So now I'm on the hunch that it is a urinary infection. The urine is normal(I've got to addmit i've never really observed her urine before so I don't really know what normal is) but, there is NO blood in it. It is a creamy yellow (but the urine isn't thick) and smells like pee.
If you have a guess (or answer) on what is happening please reply. Also if you do anything you would give a horse to help with it. I can't afford a vet bill right now so I'm looking for some things that I can do and afford.
Thanks for your time (i know this is a long message) and responses.