I just bought my horse and trailer him t. 4 hours to get him home. Once we got to the barn he started to pee but only

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Customer: I just bought my horse and trailer him t
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the horse's situation? How long has this been a concern?
Customer: 4 hours to get him home. Once we got to the barn he started to pee but only had a small stream. He did this several times. We found two beans in his sheath but he continued to do this
JA: When was the horse last seen by a vet?
Customer: On Thursday he was vetted for the purchase
JA: And what's the horse's name and age?
Customer: Reno and he is 13
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: He Customer: Chat is completed
Answered by Karie Vander Werf in 12 mins 2 years ago
Karie Vander Werf
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Hi there. Congrats on your new horse!

I would see how he settles in, allow him to drink, wet down any food he may get, and monitor the urination.

If he stretches out as if to urinate but then doesn't urinate, he may be acting colicky so I would ring your vet if this is the case.

What color is the urine he is passing?

He does stretch out and urinates but only a little bit come out. His urine is normal color

How long has he been home for?

I just got him home around 7:00 this evening. The barn owner did a night check at 9:30. He was eating and drank water but was still only urinating at little stream.

Has he passed manure?

He did in the trailer. When u left the barn he hadn’t but he was only in his stall for about 1 and 1/2 hour
Oops. When I left the barn.

Ok - it sounds like he is eating and drinking and passing manure. Is there anyone that will be able to check on him once more tonight?

If he is pawing, laying down and rolling (getting up without shaking off), looking at his belly - then I would ring your veterinarian.

They may check again tonight but not sure if they will. He was not showing any signs of colic. He was not laying down rolling or pawing. I’m hoping it was due to the long trailer ride. Hopefully giving him tonight to just chill he will be okay. I will call the vet in the AM to have them come out to check him out to be safe.

I think that is a good plan!

Did you have any additional questions for me?

No. Thank you for your help. Hopefully tomorrow morning he will be fine.

I am hopeful too.

Have a good night!


Good morning - how is your horse today?

Eating and drinking. He manures also. They are watching to see how he is urinating this morning. I called my vet. She said to keep and eye on him today and call her if it continues.
Perfect! Good to hear!
Thanks again for your help.
You’re very welcome.
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