Polyuria and polydipsia in horses.

TitlePolyuria and polydipsia in horses.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsMcKenzie EC
JournalThe Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice
Volume23
Issue3
Pagination641-53, vii
Date Published2007 Dec
ISSN1558-4224
KeywordsAnimals, Body Water, Diagnosis, Differential, Drinking, Homeostasis, Horse Diseases, Horses, Polyuria, Thirst, Urinalysis, Water-Electrolyte Imbalance
Abstract

Polyuria and polydipsia provide a diagnostic challenge for the equine clinician. This article describes the various known causes of polyuria and polydipsia in horses and provides a description of a systematic diagnostic approach for assessing horses with polyuria and polydipsia to delineate the underlying cause. Treatment and management strategies for addressing polyuria and polydipsia in horses are also described.

Alternate JournalVet. Clin. North Am. Equine Pract.