Nutritional muscular dystrophy in a four-day-old Connemara foal

Katz, L.M., O'Dwyer, S. and Pollock, P.J. (2009) Nutritional muscular dystrophy in a four-day-old Connemara foal. Irish Veterinary Journal, 62(2), pp. 119-124.

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This report describes a four-day-old, full-term Connemara colt, presented for the evaluation of a progressive inability to rise unassisted. A diagnosis of nutritional muscular dystrophy was made based on muscular weakness, elevated muscle enzymes and low vitamin E, selenium and glutathione peroxidase activity. The foal was treated with intramuscular vitamin E-selenium and made a full recovery

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pollock, Professor Patrick
Authors: Katz, L.M., O'Dwyer, S., and Pollock, P.J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Irish Veterinary Journal

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