Histopathology of the brain-stem nuclei of horses with "Mal seco", an equine dysautonomia

Francisco A Uzal, D. L. Doxey, C. A. Robles, M. P. Woodman, E. M. Milne

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

"Mal seco" is a disease of unknown aetiology affecting horses in Argentina. It is similar to grass sickness, a primary dysautonomia of horses in Europe. A histopathological study of the brain stem nuclei of three horses with "mal seco" was performed. Changes were found that consisted of chromatolysis, cytoplasmic vacuoles, eosinophilic sphaeroids, and pyknotic and eccentric nuclei. These changes were most severe at the oculomotor, vestibular and abducent nuclei. The results provide further evidence to suggest that "mal seco" and grass sickness may be the same disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Comparative Pathology
Volume111
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

dysautonomia
Primary Dysautonomias
brain stem
grass sickness
histopathology
Horses
Brain Stem
Poaceae
horses
Vestibular Nuclei
Argentina
Vacuoles
vacuoles
etiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

Cite this

Histopathology of the brain-stem nuclei of horses with "Mal seco", an equine dysautonomia. / Uzal, Francisco A; Doxey, D. L.; Robles, C. A.; Woodman, M. P.; Milne, E. M.

In: Journal of Comparative Pathology, Vol. 111, No. 3, 1994, p. 297-301.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Uzal, Francisco A ; Doxey, D. L. ; Robles, C. A. ; Woodman, M. P. ; Milne, E. M. / Histopathology of the brain-stem nuclei of horses with "Mal seco", an equine dysautonomia. In: Journal of Comparative Pathology. 1994 ; Vol. 111, No. 3. pp. 297-301.
@article{140b2661fa09416e89b8eeaa252c213a,
title = "Histopathology of the brain-stem nuclei of horses with {"}Mal seco{"}, an equine dysautonomia",
abstract = "{"}Mal seco{"} is a disease of unknown aetiology affecting horses in Argentina. It is similar to grass sickness, a primary dysautonomia of horses in Europe. A histopathological study of the brain stem nuclei of three horses with {"}mal seco{"} was performed. Changes were found that consisted of chromatolysis, cytoplasmic vacuoles, eosinophilic sphaeroids, and pyknotic and eccentric nuclei. These changes were most severe at the oculomotor, vestibular and abducent nuclei. The results provide further evidence to suggest that {"}mal seco{"} and grass sickness may be the same disease.",
author = "Uzal, {Francisco A} and Doxey, {D. L.} and Robles, {C. A.} and Woodman, {M. P.} and Milne, {E. M.}",
year = "1994",
doi = "10.1016/S0021-9975(05)80008-8",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "111",
pages = "297--301",
journal = "Journal of Comparative Pathology",
issn = "0021-9975",
publisher = "W.B. Saunders Ltd",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Histopathology of the brain-stem nuclei of horses with "Mal seco", an equine dysautonomia

AU - Uzal, Francisco A

AU - Doxey, D. L.

AU - Robles, C. A.

AU - Woodman, M. P.

AU - Milne, E. M.

PY - 1994

Y1 - 1994

N2 - "Mal seco" is a disease of unknown aetiology affecting horses in Argentina. It is similar to grass sickness, a primary dysautonomia of horses in Europe. A histopathological study of the brain stem nuclei of three horses with "mal seco" was performed. Changes were found that consisted of chromatolysis, cytoplasmic vacuoles, eosinophilic sphaeroids, and pyknotic and eccentric nuclei. These changes were most severe at the oculomotor, vestibular and abducent nuclei. The results provide further evidence to suggest that "mal seco" and grass sickness may be the same disease.

AB - "Mal seco" is a disease of unknown aetiology affecting horses in Argentina. It is similar to grass sickness, a primary dysautonomia of horses in Europe. A histopathological study of the brain stem nuclei of three horses with "mal seco" was performed. Changes were found that consisted of chromatolysis, cytoplasmic vacuoles, eosinophilic sphaeroids, and pyknotic and eccentric nuclei. These changes were most severe at the oculomotor, vestibular and abducent nuclei. The results provide further evidence to suggest that "mal seco" and grass sickness may be the same disease.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0028172981&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0028172981&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/S0021-9975(05)80008-8

DO - 10.1016/S0021-9975(05)80008-8

M3 - Article

C2 - 7836571

AN - SCOPUS:0028172981

VL - 111

SP - 297

EP - 301

JO - Journal of Comparative Pathology

JF - Journal of Comparative Pathology

SN - 0021-9975

IS - 3

ER -