Two cases of hepatopathy and hyperferraemia managed with deferoxamine and phlebotomy

Gummery, L., Johnston, P.E.J., Sutton, D.G.M. and Raftery, A.G. (2019) Two cases of hepatopathy and hyperferraemia managed with deferoxamine and phlebotomy. Equine Veterinary Education, 31(11), pp. 575-581. (doi:10.1111/eve.12913)

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Abstract

The following case report documents the investigation and progression of two cases of hepatic failure and hyperferraemia in Shetland ponies in Scotland exposed to high environmental levels of iron in groundwater, and to the authors’ knowledge describes the first use of deferoxamine in adult ponies. The importance of consideration of serum iron levels in cases of equine hepatic disease is highlighted and it is suggested that reduction in serum iron by phlebotomy or treatment with deferoxamine may be beneficial in cases displaying hyperferraemia.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Equine
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gummery, Lauren and Johnston, Dr Pamela and Raftery, Alexandra and Sutton, Professor David
Authors: Gummery, L., Johnston, P.E.J., Sutton, D.G.M., and Raftery, A.G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Equine Veterinary Education
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0957-7734
ISSN (Online):2042-3292
Published Online:22 March 2018

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