Dialysis to Treat Kidney Failure

Sometimes horses in renal (kidney) failure don't respond to conventional treatment--fluids, diuretics, etc. Toxins in the blood irritate the stomach, making the horse anorexic and depressed. At that point, dialysis might be the only option. The peritoneum, or lining between the abdomen and body wall, acts like a natural dialysis membrane in horses, letting toxic substances exit the blood whil

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