And here you thought Bridger Vet had turned a corner and was focusing only on boxes of puppies! Think again!

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What we have here is Dr. Noland and Dr. Chris removing a bladder stone from a horse, who I’m betting was extremely glad to be rid of the darn thing. Digital x-rays showed a foreign mass in the bladder, and as you can see, that is exactly what Charlie and Chris found.

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To help your horse avoid developing bladder stones, make certain that it has access to plenty of clean water. On average, horses drink from 5-10 gallons of water per day, but this amount will increase, depending on your horse’s work load, activity level, or if it has been a hot summer.

I think the hardest part of all this is knowing that somewhere in the clinic, someone has SAVED the bladder stone. I’ll be in a cabinet, innocently looking for labels, and I’ll undoubtedly pick up a specimen jar with a golf ball-sized bladder stone.

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And photography credits this round go to Jeni. When I thanked her for the photos and said, “I have no idea how I’m going to put a humorous spin on a bladder stone,” Jeni reminded me that I could as I’d done the same for the clinic’s frozen testicle collection. Twice.