UTIs in Thoroughbreds

UTIs in Thoroughbreds

Did you know that Thoroughbreds and other horse breeds can occasionally get a UTI or Urinary Tract Infection? Although more common in smaller animals like cats and dogs, UTIs can occur in large animals too and is often a symptom of an underlying illness. A UTI in horses is usually bacterial meaning the infection comes from outside bacteria that enters the horse’s urethra and finds its way to the bladder or kidneys. Symptoms of a UTI in horses includes straining to urinate, frequent urination, urinating frequently but only passing small amounts at a time, and possibly blood in the urine. You may also notice an increase in your horse’s water intake. If your horse has any of these symptoms, call your vet. Your vet will most likely run a urinary analysis. Most UTIs can be treated with antibiotics. Talk with your vet Marietta, GA for additional treatment information. Visit their site to know more.

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