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Old 06-23-2006, 12:33 PM   #1
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help please - bloody urine

Very worried. I've opened up the barn so my yearling can come in the shade during the day (and it's easier to water since the hose doesn't reach all the way out to the pasture). It gets pretty cool in there with a nice breeze, so I know she's been spending a lot of time chilling inside during the day.

Now, she's acting absolutely FINE. No significant change in weight (normal growing stuff going on), same curious happy-go-lucky puppy-dog attitude as always, laying down to take naps but she's always done a lot of that.

However, in the last day or so it looks like she's urinating pure blood. At first I thought it was bloody diarrhea, but the rest of her "movements" look perfectly normal, so it must be urine.

I'm pretty worried and haven't been able to find much on google besides buttercup poisoning (pretty sure there isn't anything like that around), so PLEASE if someone has any idea what's going on--obviously a vet will be called asap unless someone has an idea for a quick fix.

Any way it could be worm-related?? She's due for a womer....but I'm just hoping it's something that easy to fix and not something horrible.

Again, she's not having any other symptoms except the bloody urine.

Thanks everybody-
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Old 06-23-2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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Don't know what to tell you, but I would call a local vet...it could be the kidneys, and that is nothing to fool with! Sorry she is sick that way!
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Old 06-23-2006, 12:38 PM   #3
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I would not mess around with that - call a vet ASAP and let us know what she/he says! Hopefully it is something minor.
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Old 06-23-2006, 12:46 PM   #4
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Well, Im not really sure, but my Vet book says it could be an infection, stones, or a tumor within the kidneys or bladder or varicose veins in the vagina (thats if the urine is bloody). It also says to call the vet immediatley. If the urine is "coffee brown", the horse might have suffered muscle damage or disease, or have some type of amemia, or she may have ingested some sort of toxin. Im sure your vet will be able to tell you more.

Hope this helps and I hope your girl is ok!
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Old 06-23-2006, 01:57 PM   #5
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Doesn't sound good, I agree witht he others call a vet. I hope it all goes ok.
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Old 06-24-2006, 07:25 AM   #6
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Urilnary tract infection or kidneys come to mind----I'm with the others, call a vet ASAP.
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Old 06-24-2006, 07:41 AM   #7
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There are a few different "poisonings" that it could be that she wouldnt show alot of other signs, but probably some kind of infection..
call the vet to be safe.
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Old 06-24-2006, 08:50 AM   #8
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I think your best bet is to get a vet out to check her asap! Could be something very serious! Will keep fingers crossed here and say a little prayer for you both that it is nothing serious!
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Old 06-24-2006, 09:27 AM   #9
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Yes, Vet, asap.
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Old 06-27-2006, 06:24 PM   #10
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Did the vet come out?
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Yes, is everything ok? What happened?
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