Haemolytic anaemia as a complication following colic surgery in a 10-year-old Arabian stallion

Underwood, C. and Southwood, L. L. (2008) Haemolytic anaemia as a complication following colic surgery in a 10-year-old Arabian stallion. Equine Veterinary Education, 20 8: 422-426. doi:10.2746/095777308X321134


Author Underwood, C.
Southwood, L. L.
Title Haemolytic anaemia as a complication following colic surgery in a 10-year-old Arabian stallion
Journal name Equine Veterinary Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0957-7734
2042-3292
Publication date 2008-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2746/095777308X321134
Volume 20
Issue 8
Start page 422
End page 426
Total pages 5
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract Immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia is rare in the horse. This case report discusses the clinical presentation and treatment of this condition in an Arabian stallion following abdominal surgery for large colon volvulus. On Day 10 of hospitalisation the stallion's PCV dropped by 10% whilst his total solids remained stable, consistent with haemolytic anaemia. The stallion was treated with whole blood transfusions and dexamethasone and recovered to be discharged on Day 42. This is an interesting example of immune mediated haemolytic anaemia associated with a complicated gastrointestinal condition. It demonstrates the wide variety of potential aetiologies underlying a haemolytic episode and the necessity for expedient treatment.
Keyword Anaemia
Autoimmune
Colic
Haemolysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Published under Case Reports. Article first published online: 5 JAN 2010.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Veterinary Science Publications
 
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