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OTTB peeing small amounts on the aisle

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  • OTTB peeing small amounts on the aisle

    A few things first:
    1. I have called the vet to book an appointment, just looking to see if anyone has had a similar issue and might know what this is!
    2. I bought this horse 3 weeks ago, so he’s new, but his prior owner said they did not notice him doing this.

    Ok so my new guy is a 10yo OTTB gelding. He arrived at our barn 3 weeks ago. The second day there I was grooming him on the aisle and he dropped and peed a very tiny bit. I thought it was odd, but also could have been nerves etc. a few days later he did it again a few times, so now I’m more concerned now thinking he maybe can’t go fully?!? But then I take him it to graze for a while and he fully pees. It looks normal except at the very end it’s thicker (looks very sediment-y) and a dark amber color. Ugh. I call the vet, but they can’t make it out and tell me to just monitor him.

    For the next week he seems ok, no more peeing on the aisle. All this time he’s eating, drinking, and acting normally. Then last night I have him on the aisle and he does it again, but more frequently (probably 8 times). Dropping and peeing larger amounts and not dropping and spurting out smaller amounts. It’s a cloudy yellow. I then let him out to graze and monitor him and about 20 minutes later i see him get in a full stance and pee normally.

    So so now I’m wondering... is this behavioral? Maybe a racehorse thing (but seems too inconsistent to be). Uti? Stone? Bean (his prior owner said he was cleaned a year ago so definitley
    due and will have the vet do so after checking him)?

    Has anyone dealt with anything similar?

  • #2
    Definitely check his sheath--absolutely could be a bean.

    What happens if you put him back in his stall when he pees a little in the aisle? I'd be curious if he's been taught that he can't pee when he's tied, so sometimes he's gotta go, but stops without emptying his bladder.

    That being said, though, I do have a mare who 100% has an anxious peeing thing and if she's worried when she's tied, will stretch and pee a small amount, often multiple times in a short timeframe. After figuring out that it wasn't medical, I starting just not letting her "assume the position" and attempting to do so gradually faded. If she were moved, though, I'd expect it to come back until she settled in the new place.

    At 10, whatever is happening here is pretty unlikely to be related to his track days (unless he just came off the track recently?) Horse pee is often cloudy with some sediment, so that alone isn't terribly worrisome.


    • #3
      Also, I think a lot of times racehorses are taught to pee before they go to race. He may be responding to that 'cue' of grooming. He may be stopping in the aisle because he's getting splashed. (and pees more later when he's grazing because he's not getting splashed)

      What happens if you start grooming him in his stall? Does he pee more then?


      • Original Poster

        Thanks for the replies! I’ve not tried grooming in a stall, but I have put him in a stall when it starts and he continues doing the same. I have him living in a run in with other geldings, so he’s not usually in a stall (but was before me). I also thought the racehorse thing, but he does it after working too so that seems unlikely. He last raced when he was six so it’s been a while.


        • #5
          My gelding did this and turned out he had bladder stones. He'd pee, it was uncomfortable, so he'd stop then start again. I recall feeding him something to change his urine ph and they were dissolved without surgical or other intervention.