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    horse urinating a lot

    I have noticed that Dubie has been urinating a lot and drinking lots of water. He has hardly done any poo.

    Tomorrow I am getting a shipment of hay and getting him off the alfalfa. I am getting 3-way hay...My vet recommended it.

    What could be the cause of frequent unrination?
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    Drinking a lot of water=peeing a lot. He might need salt as well
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    I put a salt block in there yesterday. He seems fine, calm etc....I know that alfalfa can be hard on kidneys, that's why I am taking him off complete alfalfa.
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    Does he have blood in his pee?
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    WHOA!!! Alfalfa, due to high protein, can cause horses to urinate more frequently.

    It isn't hte alfalfa directly, but the CALCIUM in the alfalfa that causes kidney issues. On a healthy horse, there is usually NO ISSUES! on older or sickly horses, yes, the excess calcium might build up, but again, that can happen with grain or supplements as well.
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    My neighbor has a mare like that. She's perfectly healthy, and does it out of boredom. She has two other horses she rides and this mare just sits at home most of the time.
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    No blood in the pee. He's only 5 and pees like a race horse. The other horse who is 18 poos a lot. ALOT! and does not pee as much.
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    Ok, If this horse isn't "poo-ing" as much, that means probably the body is using the nutrients that hte alfalfa is providing. As Alfalfa is easier to digest as a whole, due to more leaves, less stems. The urine is getting ready of the excess "nitrates" that the body doesn't need.

    If the older horse is "poo-ing" more, then he is either not needing the nutrients or cannot digest the nutrients properly.
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    Yep, agree everything with BW
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    Okay he just did a big healthy poo. Looks good too. Normal I mean. Not like a delicacy

    I am going to take them off the complete alfalfa and try 3 way that the vet recommended.

    thanks for all the feedback.
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