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Vet. Sci. 2018, 5(2), 39; https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci5020039

Syringomyelia in an Adult American Paint Horse

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School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84341, USA
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Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Logan, UT 84341, USA
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South Mountain Equine Veterinary Services, Bluffdale, UT 84065, USA
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Received: 7 February 2018 / Revised: 23 March 2018 / Accepted: 23 March 2018 / Published: 5 April 2018
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Abstract

Syringomyelia is a form of myelodysplasia defined by the formation of one or more fluid-filled cavities within the spinal cord that do not communicate with the central canal. The defect may be congenital or acquired. Clinical signs correlate to the segment of spinal cord affected and include pain, paresis, proprioceptive deficits, alterations in sensation, scoliosis, and autonomic dysfunction. This report describes the clinical and pathologic changes in a case of acquired syringomyelia in a 10-year-old American Paint Horse mare. The horse had a six-week history of progressive proprioceptive deficits in all four limbs, bilateral pelvic limb ataxia, and muscle fasciculations that were unresponsive to treatment with stall rest, phenylbutazone, and dexamethasone. Syringomyelia was diagnosed postmortem within cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal cord segments. Acquired syringomyelia should be considered among differential diagnoses in adult horses displaying progressive neurologic deficits. View Full-Text
Keywords: syringomyelia; myelodysplasia; spinal cord; neurologic deficits; American Paint Horse syringomyelia; myelodysplasia; spinal cord; neurologic deficits; American Paint Horse
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Kurz, J.P.; Schoenhals, K.E.; Hullinger, G.A.; Van Wettere, A.J. Syringomyelia in an Adult American Paint Horse. Vet. Sci. 2018, 5, 39.

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