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Management of cases suffering from atypical myopathy: Interpretations of descriptive, epidemiological and pathophysiological findings. Part 2: Muscular, urinary, respiratory and hepatic care, and inflammatory/infectious status

Authors

  • G. van Galen,

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    1. Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (Research Unit of Epidemiology and Risk Analysis – UREAR), FVM, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium
    2. Equine Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium.
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  • D.-M. Votion

    1. Equine Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium.
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Summary

Atypical myopathy is highly fatal, but about a quarter of affected horses survive. This highlights the need for provision of supportive treatment for these patients. This review is a practical guideline for equine practitioners and includes suggestions for close monitoring of involved organ systems and discusses options of supportive treatment based on current knowledge of the condition. Part 2 covers the muscular, urinary, respiratory and hepatic systems, and the general inflammatory/infectious status of the case.

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