TITLE

Idiopathic stringhalt in a Colombian Creole horse

AUTHOR(S)
Duque, Diego; Velasquez, Valentina; Espinosa, Laura; Arias, Maria P.
PUB. DATE
August 2014
SOURCE
Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Pecuarias;2014, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p227
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Anamnesis: an adult horse that showed hind limb hyperflexion was examined. Clinical and laboratory findings: at locomotion examination bilateral hyperflexion was observed; the right hind limb was more severely affected than the left. Electromyographic and histopathological examination revealed neural denervation and muscular atrophy supporting the idiopathic stringhalt diagnosis. Treatment approach: a lateral digital extensor tenectomy and partial myectomy was practiced in both hind limbs, accompanied by medical treatment and implementation of a mild exercise plan. The effectiveness of surgery is still controversial in these cases; however, this patient evidenced slow improvement after surgery and exercise seemed to be instrumental in the recovery of his normal locomotion. Conclusion: to our knowledge, this is the first report of a clinical case compatible with idiopathic stringhalt in Colombian Creole horses, but further studies are necessary to clarify the etiology and pathogenesis of stringhalt in Colombia.
ACCESSION #
97368312

 

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