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If we hear the word ’diabetes,’ we usually think about blood sugar. However, diabetes really means the excessive production of urine. The word has both Greek and Latin derivations, meaning ”one who straddles” and ”siphon.” Diabetes mellitus is sugar diabetes, and high blood sugar will make a horse urinate excessively. However, when the kidney doesn’t concentrate the urine normally, the horse could have diabetes insipidus, which occurs either because the brain isn’t producing normal amounts of a hormone called ADH - the antidiuretic

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