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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy—What Can We Learn from Humans?


Corresponding author: E.J. Dickey, Neonatal Research, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia; e-mail: emmajdickey@gmail.com


Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a condition that occurs in both human newborns and foals. The condition is the subject of extensive current research in human infants, but there have been no direct studies of HIE in foals, and hence, knowledge of the condition has been extrapolated from studies in humans and other animal models. The purpose of this review article is to highlight the most up-to-date and relevant research in the human field, and discuss how this potentially might have an impact in the management of foals with HIE.