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Equine practice
Diagnosis and treatment of urolithiasis in horses
  1. Barrie Edwards and
  2. Debra Archer


Obstructive disease of the urinary tract of horses is an uncommon but potentially serious disorder. Urolithiasis, the most prevalent form of this disorder, can occur at any location in the urinary tract but is most typically seen in the bladder of male adult horses. The presenting signs of urolithiasis are highly variable and depend on the anatomical location of the obstruction. This article discusses the diagnosis and treatment of various forms of urolithiasis in the horse.

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