In November 2000 a 6-month-old Arabian filly was admitted to the Large Animal Clinic of Veterinary Faculty, Szent István University, Budapest, Hungary with signs of returning acute abdominal distress of 8 hours' duration. Ileocaecal intussusception and subsequent paralytic ileus was revealed by exploratory surgery. Invaginated section of the ileum (approximately 90 cm) was resected and a side-to-side jejunocaecal anastomosis was made but the patient died 2 days after the onset of the colic. At necropsy, necrosis of the anastomosed part of jejunum and subsequent acute, diffuse peritonitis was detected. Several adult specimens of tapeworm, Anoplocephala perfollata were found in the caecum and proximal portion of the colon. In March 2001, a 1-year-old Quarter Horse filly was presented for necropsy to the Department of Pathology and Forensic Veterinary Medicine of the Faculty, for diagnostic purposes. Signs of weakness, icterus, fever, brown urine and paralysis of the hind legs were progressing over four days prior to death. Blood examination of the horse revealed moderate leucocytosis and neutrophilia, high levels of ALT, AST, CK, and LDH, as well as increased concentration of carbamid, creatinin and phosphor in the scrum. Necropsy revealed serious acute rhabdomyolysis of several muscles. A total of 1270 A. perfoliata were observed in the ventral colon posterior to the caecocolic junction.
|Translated title of the contribution||Anoplocephalosis in horses. Short literature review and case reports|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2001|
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