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Keywords:

  • horse;
  • cerebral;
  • haemorrhage;
  • thrombocytopenia;
  • haemolytic anaemia;
  • Evan's syndrome

Summary

A 3-year-old pregnant Standardbred mare was treated at the University of Helsinki Equine Teaching Hospital for severe idiopathic immune-mediated thrombocytopenia and haemolytic anaemia (Evan's syndrome). Despite initial improvement with supportive care and immunosuppressive doses of corticosteroids and azathioprine, the mare died from a fatal cerebral haemorrhage on Day 21 of treatment.