Polyuria and Polydipsia in Horses

Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, 227 Magruder Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice (Impact Factor: 0.44). 01/2008; 23(3):641-53, vii. DOI: 10.1016/j.cveq.2007.08.001
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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.

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