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Chronic granulomatous bowel disease in three sibling horses.

Authors
  • Sweeney, R W
  • Sweeney, C R
  • Saik, J
  • Lichtensteiger, C A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Publication Date
May 15, 1986
Volume
188
Issue
10
Pages
1192–1194
Identifiers
PMID: 3721973
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Chronic granulomatous bowel disease was diagnosed in 3 sibling Standardbred horses. Clinical signs included weight loss, loose feces, and decreased appetite in the terminal stage of the disease. Abnormal laboratory findings included hypoproteinemia and low xylose absorption. Necropsy revealed granulomatous inflammation of the intestines, mesenteric lymph nodes, and liver. Eosinophilic infiltration of the granulomatous lesions was a prominent finding in one horse. A causative agent was not detected by special histochemical staining or bacteriologic culturing.

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