Diagnosis and Treatment of Kidney Diseases in Horses

Acute kidney injury, or compromised renal function, is often reversible if treated appropriately and promptly.
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American author Roger Kahn once wrote, "Boxing is smoky halls and kidneys battered until they bleed." Horses don’t typically engage in behaviors that batter each other’s kidneys; however, there are many causes of both acute and chronic kidney damage worth "boxing around" when faced with a sick horse

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Stacey Oke, MSc, DVM, is a practicing veterinarian and freelance medical writer and editor. She is interested in both large and small animals, as well as complementary and alternative medicine. Since 2005, she’s worked as a research consultant for nutritional supplement companies, assisted physicians and veterinarians in publishing research articles and textbooks, and written for a number of educational magazines and websites.

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