C.A.R.E. Clean, Activate, Restore, Enhance
Principal Body System:: Urinary
Definition: Organs that produce, collect and eliminate urine.
Function: Keep the body in homeostasis by regulating the chemical composition and volume of blood; eliminates waste; regulates fluid and electrolyte balance and colume; helps maintain th acid-base balance of the body.
The kidneys are proper workhorses, together providing an absolutely vial service to the body. Without the kidneys, we wouldn't have healthy blood to nourish the body. Simple as that.
The kidneys filter waste from the blood and together with excess body fluid, send it off to the bladder for elimination through the urine. As if this wasn't critical enough, they also regulate blood pressure, manage water re-absorption, control acidity in the body, balance electrolyte levels, and produce red blood cells.
It's a tough job; it's no wonder there're two kidneys to do it.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) can affect not only the bladder but also the kidneys and the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body. If your horse is showing changes in the way he/she is weeing, it’s likely that an uncomplicated UTI has taken hold.
Bladder infections, UTIs (urinary tract infections), or inflammation of the bladder all can be caused by a bacterial infection in the urinary tract, with E.coli a common bacterial culprit.
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