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In Print – Jean-Yin Tan, DVM, DACVIM (Large Animal)

January 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Can Vet J. 2010 Sep;51(9):993-9.

Suspected systemic calcinosis and calciphylaxis in 5 horses.

Tan JY, Valberg SJ, Sebastian MM, Davis GD, Kelly JR, Goehring LS, Harland MM, Kuebelbeck KL, Waldridge BM, Newton JC, Reimer JM.

Abstract

Five horses were presented with signs of myopathy along with systemic malaise, hyperfibrinogenemia, hyperphosphatemia, and an elevated calcium phosphorus product (Ca*P). Postmortem findings were consistent with systemic calcinosis, a syndrome of calcium deposition in the tissue of organs including lungs, kidneys, muscle, and heart that has not been previously described in horses.