Diagnostic Exercise

Poor Performance in a Racehorse

F. Giannitti, R. Petrov, J. Parker, M. Booth, Mark L Anderson

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Abstract

A 9-year-old Thoroughbred gelding presented with a 97-day history of poor performance and intermittent fever. Clinicopathologic changes included increased serum activity of γ-glutamyltransferase and alkaline phosphatase, mild hyperbilirubinemia, and leukocytosis with neutrophilia and lymphopenia. Abdominal ultrasound revealed hepatomegaly with hyperechoic hepatic parenchyma and biliary distention. Pathologic findings included marked hepatomegaly (liver 3.6% of body weight), firm hepatic consistency with a diffuse enhanced reticular pattern, severe portal bridging and sinusoidal fibrosis, oval cell/bile duct hyperplasia, and bile stasis. The differential diagnoses and diagnostic workup to achieve the diagnosis are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)824-827
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Pathology
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2014

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Hepatomegaly
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hyperbilirubinemia
Lymphopenia
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bile ducts
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Leukocytosis
bile
Bile Ducts
fibrosis
hyperplasia
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fever
Hyperplasia
Alkaline Phosphatase
alkaline phosphatase

Keywords

  • Avena fatua (wild oat)
  • choledocholithiasis
  • choledochus
  • foreign body
  • horse
  • liver
  • obstruction

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  • veterinary(all)

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Diagnostic Exercise : Poor Performance in a Racehorse. / Giannitti, F.; Petrov, R.; Parker, J.; Booth, M.; Anderson, Mark L.

In: Veterinary Pathology, Vol. 51, No. 4, 01.07.2014, p. 824-827.

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Giannitti, F, Petrov, R, Parker, J, Booth, M & Anderson, ML 2014, 'Diagnostic Exercise: Poor Performance in a Racehorse', Veterinary Pathology, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 824-827. https://doi.org/10.1177/0300985813486814
Giannitti, F. ; Petrov, R. ; Parker, J. ; Booth, M. ; Anderson, Mark L. / Diagnostic Exercise : Poor Performance in a Racehorse. In: Veterinary Pathology. 2014 ; Vol. 51, No. 4. pp. 824-827.
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