Histopathology in post‐surgical laminitis with a peracute course in a horse

Histopathology in post‐surgical laminitis with a peracute course in a horse Histopathology in post-surgical amin tis with a peracute course in a horse A. EKFALCK*, H. RODRIGUEZ* and N. OBEL‘ Department of *Medicine and Surgery and tAnatomy and Histology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, S 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden Introduction LAMINITIS after abdominal surgery is a well known complication that may occur after the horse has recovered from colic (McIlwraith and Turner 1987). We had the opportunity to examine a horse with post-surgical laminitis with a peracute course whose early death made it possible to gain material from the acute stage for histopathological investigations. We consider that our observations may be of some value for colleagues interested in the pathogenesis of laminitis. horses this distance never exceeds 28% of the length of the third phalanx; Linford 1989.) The horse died suddenly 6 days after operation and 4 days after the onset of lameness. Autopsy revealed severe colitis and typhlitis besides the changes in the hooves and chestnuts described below, and the immediate cause of death was believed to be “intoxication”. The material for the histopathological examinations comprised: ( I ) part of one of the front leg chestnuts obtained by surgery on Day 2 after http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Equine Veterinary Journal Wiley

Histopathology in post‐surgical laminitis with a peracute course in a horse

Equine Veterinary Journal, Volume 24 (4) – Jul 1, 1992

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Wiley
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© 1992 EVJ Ltd
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0425-1644
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2042-3306
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10.1111/j.2042-3306.1992.tb02845.x
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Histopathology in post-surgical amin tis with a peracute course in a horse A. EKFALCK*, H. RODRIGUEZ* and N. OBEL‘ Department of *Medicine and Surgery and tAnatomy and Histology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, S 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden Introduction LAMINITIS after abdominal surgery is a well known complication that may occur after the horse has recovered from colic (McIlwraith and Turner 1987). We had the opportunity to examine a horse with post-surgical laminitis with a peracute course whose early death made it possible to gain material from the acute stage for histopathological investigations. We consider that our observations may be of some value for colleagues interested in the pathogenesis of laminitis. horses this distance never exceeds 28% of the length of the third phalanx; Linford 1989.) The horse died suddenly 6 days after operation and 4 days after the onset of lameness. Autopsy revealed severe colitis and typhlitis besides the changes in the hooves and chestnuts described below, and the immediate cause of death was believed to be “intoxication”. The material for the histopathological examinations comprised: ( I ) part of one of the front leg chestnuts obtained by surgery on Day 2 after

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Equine Veterinary JournalWiley

Published: Jul 1, 1992

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