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

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalIrish Veterinary Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


his 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.

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