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Publikationstyp: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Dokumentart: Originalarbeit

Publikationsjahr: 2004

AutorInnen: Hackl, S; Wlaschitz, S; Zentek, J; van den Hoven, R

Titel: Atypische Myoglobinurie der Weidepferde.

Quelle: Veterinary Medicine Austria / Wiener Tierärztliche Monatsschrift (91) 170-176.

Autor/innen der Vetmeduni Vienna:

Berger Sonja
Van Den Hoven Rene
Zentek Jürgen

Beteiligte Vetmed-Organisationseinheiten
Institut für Tierernährung und funktionelle Pflanzenstoffe
Universitätsklinik für Pferde, Klinische Abteilung für Interne Medizin Pferde

Atypical myoglobinuria in horses at grass. Atypical myoglobinuria of horses at grass shares clinical signs with other known myopathies in horses, but it has a different and so far unknown aetiology and a higher case fatality rate. Atypical myoglobinuria often occurs in late autumn or winter after a sudden change in weather and a drop in temperature. Affected horses are usually kept at grass with little or no extra feed supplementation. Usually they are in good body condition and have not been worked previously to the onset of the disease. They show a sudden onset of stiffness and tremors. The urine is dark red to brown. Serum creatine kinase and aspartate aminotransferase are grossly elevated. Horses often become recumbent within 24 to 48 hours and sudden deaths within one to three days are frequent. The disease has occured in all ages and all breeds of horses, but young horses seem to be more commonly affected. Symptomatic therapy is suggested, but prognosis is poor.

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