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Ten cases of bladder paralysis associated with sabulous urolithiasis in horses
  1. PE Holt and
  2. TS Mair
  1. Department of Veterinary Surgery, University of Bristol, School of Veterinary Science, Langford.


Bladder paralysis and sabulous urolithiasis were diagnosed in 10 horses with urinary incontinence. Additional neurological deficits in the hindquarters were detected in five of them. Treatment by catheter drainage and bladder lavage was unsuccessful, and all the horses were destroyed within 14 months of presentation. Neuritis of the cauda equina was diagnosed post mortem in one horse, but the cause of the paralysis was not identified in the others, although radiography revealed abnormal lumbosacral vertebral angulation in one case.

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