Episodic collapse in the horse

C. H. Lyle, J. A. Keen

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Abstract

P>The term 'collapse' can be used to describe a variety of incidents in which a horse loses postural tone with or without progression to recumbency and with or without loss of consciousness. Depending on the aetiology of the condition the episode may be self-limiting and may or may not recur. Alternatively the collapse may be secondary to serious injury or disease and require veterinary intervention. This article mainly discusses investigation of the former scenario of self-limiting single or multiple episodes of collapse in apparently healthy horses. An overview of the various causes of collapse is followed by a suggested approach to the diagnosis of these challenging cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)576-586
Number of pages11
JournalEquine Veterinary Education
Volume22
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

Keywords

  • horse
  • collapse
  • syncope
  • HYPERKALEMIC PERIODIC PARALYSIS
  • GROWTH-FACTOR-II
  • QUARTER HORSES
  • EQUINE SYNCOPE
  • HYPOGLYCEMIA
  • CARCINOMA
  • DIAGNOSIS
  • SLEEP
  • DROWSINESS
  • FOALS

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