Equine degenerative myeloencephalopathy in a horse in the UK

Naylor, R. J.; Priestnall, S. L.; Turk, A. C.; Summers, B. A.; Schöniger, S.; Piercy, R. J.
September 2010
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;9/4/2010, Vol. 167 Issue 9, p380
Academic Journal
The article presents a study that reports on an overlooked degenerative cause of spinal ataxia in horses which was confirmed at postmortem examination. Focal to the study is a two-year-old Norwegian Fjord filly which was found to have equine degenerative myeloencephalopathy. The horse underwent various treatment including inducement of trimethoprim-sulfadiazine. Histopathological examination was done on cervical, thoracic and lumbar segments of spinal cord revealing bilateral, symmetrical degenerative changes within subpial areas of the spinal cord.


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