Uroperitoneum in the foal.

  title={Uroperitoneum in the foal.},
  author={Dean W. Richardson and Catherine W Kohn},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={182 3},
The case records of 22 foals with uroperitoneum were reviewed. The most common cause was a defect in the urinary bladder. A sex predilection for males was apparent. Clinical signs were tachycardia, tachypnea, and abdominal distention. The history pertaining to micturition was variable. Hyponatremia, hypochloremia, and hyperkalemia were marked. A reliable means of diagnosis was considered to be the demonstration of a wide disparity in serum and peritoneal fluid creatinine values. Surgical repair… CONTINUE READING


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