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