Blood in urine

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  1. pippy

    pippy Senior Member+

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    UPDATE post #..31...



    I'm just looking for some more input in to turbo.

    I HAVE a vet coming this afternoon so don't jump on me about that please.

    However - I like to be more informed than not.

    So turbo my 9yr old TB went for a p on friday when he came off the trailer and near the end there was two distinct spurts of brown/red colour in his urine.
    Previous to the colour coming the urine was normal, pale yellow colour slightly cloudy at time (which is a excessive of a mineral i can't remember).
    I've been trying to get a sample for the vet when he comes, this is proving tricky however lol.
    Yesterday though, i did give him a big bucket of molassed water to give him a "flush" so to speak - he drunk about 45L. I did see him urinate after this and it was clear water (hence why i didn't bother getting a sample).
    He seems fine, breathing, pulse normal, can't find my thermometer so can't take his temp (will be buying a new one).
    He is fine in himself - in fact we had a good game of tag this morning and he also competed Saturday morning in some showjumping and did really well.
    He doesn't seem to be in any pain when he urinated both when it ws coloured and when it was water.
    Stools are normal to slightly runny - but he is on spring grass so i expect that.
    Sheath - i don't think is swollen but its so hard to tell.
    No bean in end - i checked and gave him a good clean.

    So i've read on urine diseases and can come up with a couple of causes.
    1- strongyle worms
    2- stone
    3 - infection in his urinary system somewhere

    gah - isn't it just horrible trying to monitor urine for a horse in 24/7 turnout (no i don't have a stall/yard). I have suspected something may not have been 100% in the past some time ago, but he came right again in a day or so - and again nothing seemed to be bothering him
    Any thoughts anyone?
     
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  2. pantha11

    pantha11 Senior Member+

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    Firstly good to know you are getting a vet out....infection comes to mind...the other thought.....did he get more lucerne/alfalfa than usual....have seen horses pee go that colour from to much protien.
    The mallasses in the water is a good trick I use to use it on my old boy when he wouldn't drink....worked like a charm averytime...I also used to warm it up.

    Was/is he tucked at all...sucken in at the flanks.
    Is there any white residue left on the ground after he wee's.
    Does he seem to struggle when he is weeing....(straining more than normal, anything abnormal)
    Did/does his back legs look puffy at all.
    Does/did he seem stiff....when he moved.
     
  3. pippy

    pippy Senior Member+

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    His diet hasn't changed at all in the lst 2 months
    sugarbeet, oaten chaff, mineral mix, mycotoxin binder (he's on a pasture with endophytes) and grass 24/7
     
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    pantha11 Senior Member+

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    Sorry I think it will be a wait and see until the vet checks, him over and the urine.
     
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    pippy Senior Member+

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    Oh but i hate the waiting lol :eek:- I'm not to worried, i'm begining to wonder if he may have passed a stone being that the urine was like water after the molassed water...
     
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    pantha11 Senior Member+

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    If he had blood in the urine and you give him that amount of water, it is going to dilute it....hense you get a watery look urine...instead of yellowish or in your case the bloody/browny/blackish look.

    Again this is a wait and see issue....sorry about that.
     
  7. Cntrysass20

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    I am calling the equine vet tomorrow for the EXACT same reason. Same color and everything. It started a cloudy yellow and ended with two spurts brownish color. Its a mare and she is around 8 months preggers. She is acting fine and normal otherwise. Let me know if you get an answer before me and I will let you know what mine says.

    Jessie
     
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    pippy Senior Member+

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    FOR SURE - i'm off home for my lunch from work to try :rolleyes:again for more pee!
     
  9. Cntrysass20

    Cntrysass20 Senior Member+

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    Can you tell me how to mix the water with the sweets to get them to drink? I am sure that they would like a urine sample. I know that diluted is not what they really want, but a normal horse only urinates every 4 to 6 hours. My mind is running about how to attach something to her to collect the urine. lol. Otherwise I am gonna get her to drink a lot and just get the diluted sample and go from there.

    Jessie
     
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    pippy Senior Member+

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    i mixed about 200ml of molasses in 10L of water swirl and my horse lapped it up.

    I had him tied for a while to try get it, but of course he waited until i was mowing the lawns and when i jumped off to run get it my lawnmower ran away and well - it was heading for the road so i had to get that and by the time i got back he was done :(
     






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