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Ureteropyelonephritis in a Friesian mare
  1. MM Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan and
  2. HC Kalsbeek
  1. Clinic for Large Animal Medicine, Veterinary Faculty, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.


A 14-year-old Friesian breeding mare had strangury, depression, inappetence, neutrophilia and uraemia. Its urine had a low specific gravity and contained protein, blood cells and bacteria. Rectal examination showed that both kidneys and ureters were enlarged. Post mortem examination confirmed the diagnosis of pyelonephritis and revealed that small tumours in the vulva were probably the cause of the uropathy.

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