Clostridial Myositis in Horses

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Abstract

Muscle infection with clostridial organisms requires reduced oxygen tensions or a lowered oxidation-reduction potential. A majority of reported equine cases occur as a result of iatrogenic intramuscular injection of nonantibiotic injectables. The pathologic effects of clostridia include the release of various potent exotoxins and enzymes capable of inducing muscle necrosis and systemic inflammation. The disease is rapidly progressive and frequently fatal, requiring a guarded to poor prognosis when diagnosed. Early and aggressive treatment is indicated in suspected cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-587
Number of pages11
JournalCompendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian
Volume23
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2001

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Muscles
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Clostridium
Intramuscular Injections
redox potential
intramuscular injection
prognosis
Oxidation-Reduction
necrosis
Necrosis
inflammation
Oxygen
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Clostridial Myositis in Horses. / Jeanes, Lisa V.; Magdesian, K G; Madigan, John E; Meagher, Dennis.

In: Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian, Vol. 23, No. 6, 06.2001, p. 577-587.

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