- A horse has two kidneys positioned high up in the body behind where the back of the saddle would normally sit.
- The kidney has a number of functions including regulation of water, electrolyte, and acid-base balance, regulation of blood pressure, metabolism of endogenous (produced within the body) and exogenous compounds (ingested or absorbed or inhaled or injected from outside the body), excretion of waste products produced by the body, excretion of exogenous chemicals and hormone production.
- In a healthy 500kg horse the amount of urine produced per day (24h) is around 7-15 . . .
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