Congenital anomalies of the equine urinary tract. Academic Article uri icon


  • Congenital anomalies of the urinary tract in horses may be difficult to diagnose and treat. Presenting complaints are variable and include weight loss, depression, dysuria, hematuria, and mild colic. Although the most severe abnormalities are diagnosed in the neonate, some diseases, such as ectopic ureter(s), may be identified in older horses. In human medicine, the fetus is examined in the prenatal period for evidence of urinary tract dysfunction, but this is not yet common practice in equine medicine. As a result, urinary tract anomalies are diagnosed after birth using a wide variety of diagnostic modalities.

published proceedings

  • Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract

author list (cited authors)

  • Chaney, K. P.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Chaney, Kristin P

publication date

  • January 2007