Reference : History and clinical features of atypical myopathy in horses in Belgium (2000-2005)
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Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/7594
History and clinical features of atypical myopathy in horses in Belgium (2000-2005)
English
Votion, D. M. [> > > >]
Linden, Annick mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires > Santé et pathologies de la faune sauvage >]
Saegerman, Claude mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires > Epidémiologie et analyse des risques appl. aux sc. vétér. >]
Engels, Patrick mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de géographie > Département de géographie >]
Erpicum, Michel mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de géographie > Topoclimatologie >]
Thiry, Etienne mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires > Virologie, épidémiologie et pathologie des maladies virales >]
Delguste, Catherine mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de sciences fonctionnelles > Pharmacologie, pharmacothérapie et toxicologie >]
Rouxhet, Serge mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > aCREA >]
Demoulin, Vincent mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la vie > Algologie, mycologie et systématique expérimentale >]
Navet, Rachel mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > GIGA - Formation >]
Sluse, Francis mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la vie > Bioénergétique et physiologie cellulaire >]
Serteyn, Didier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Anesthésiologie gén. et pathologie chirurg. des grds animaux >]
Van Galen, Gaby mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés >]
Amory, Hélène mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Médecine interne des équidés >]
2007
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Amer Coll Veterinary Internal Medicine
21
6, Nov-Dec
1380-1391
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0891-6640
Lakewood
[en] clinical signs ; epidemiology ; laboratory findings ; pastures
[en] Background: The emergent nature of atypical myopathy or atypical myoglobinuria (AM) necessitates precise description of its clinical and epidemiologic features. Purpose: To define key features of AM to help practitioners recognize the disease and to advise owners to take preventive measures. Animals: Belgian cases of AM confirmed by histology (CC horses; n = 57) from autumn 2000 to spring 2005 were included in the study. Co-grazing horses (Co-G horses; n = 77) that remained free of any abnormal clinical signs constituted a control croup. Methods: History, environmental characteristics, clinical signs, and laboratory results associated with AM were determined by a retrospective case series study. Results: Young horses in poor or normal body condition were found to be at risk for AM. Pastures were characterized by poor natural drainage and vegetation of low nutritional value. Features of AM were seasonal occurrence, apparent link with weather conditions fie, lack of solar radiation with no heavy frost and an excess of precipitation or relative humidity), sudden onset of clinical signs, and rapid death. Evaluation of serum creatine kinase activity indicated severe muscle destruction in CC horses and subclinical disease in a few Co-G horses. Conclusions: The association of AM with specific environmental conditions and individual animals suggests that young horses should not be pastured on bare premises subject to humidity when the weather has been very wet and cold for several days. Management of AM outbreaks should include control of Co-G horses who are apparently healthy.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/7594

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