Postanesthetic hemorrhagic myelopathy in a horse.

J. V. Yovich, Richard A Lecouteur, T. S. Stashak, J. L. Grandy, L. R. Whalen

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Abstract

Acute hemorrhagic myelopathy developed in the sixth cervical to the eighth thoracic spinal cord segments of a 1-year-old Quarter Horse colt that was castrated under general anesthesia while in dorsal recumbency. Clinical signs were consistent with severe transverse myelopathy caudal to the brachial enlargement and cranial to the lumbosacral enlargement of the spinal cord. Histologic examination of the spinal cord revealed hemorrhage in the gray matter, with multiple blood-filled clefts in otherwise normal neuropil. Hemodynamic changes in the spinal cord associated with anesthesia and dorsal recumbency may have led to hypoxic vessel damage, with massive hemorrhage after surgery, when the horse was returned to lateral recumbency. Postanesthetic hemorrhagic myelopathy is a possible complication of positioning in dorsal recumbency, during anesthesia, in rapidly growing, young horses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-301
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume188
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Spinal Cord Diseases
spinal cord
Horses
Spinal Cord
horses
anesthesia
hemorrhage
Anesthesia
Hemorrhage
colts
Quarter Horse
Neuropil
chest
hemodynamics
General Anesthesia
Arm
Thorax
surgery
Hemodynamics
blood

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Yovich, J. V., Lecouteur, R. A., Stashak, T. S., Grandy, J. L., & Whalen, L. R. (1986). Postanesthetic hemorrhagic myelopathy in a horse. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 188(3), 300-301.

Postanesthetic hemorrhagic myelopathy in a horse. / Yovich, J. V.; Lecouteur, Richard A; Stashak, T. S.; Grandy, J. L.; Whalen, L. R.

In: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Vol. 188, No. 3, 01.02.1986, p. 300-301.

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Yovich, JV, Lecouteur, RA, Stashak, TS, Grandy, JL & Whalen, LR 1986, 'Postanesthetic hemorrhagic myelopathy in a horse.', Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, vol. 188, no. 3, pp. 300-301.
Yovich, J. V. ; Lecouteur, Richard A ; Stashak, T. S. ; Grandy, J. L. ; Whalen, L. R. / Postanesthetic hemorrhagic myelopathy in a horse. In: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 1986 ; Vol. 188, No. 3. pp. 300-301.
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