Suspected immune-mediated myositis in a pony

Barrott, M. J., Brooks, H. W. and McGowan, C. M. (2004) Suspected immune-mediated myositis in a pony. Equine Veterinary Education, 16 2: 58-61. doi:10.1111/j.2042-3292.2004.tb00267.x

Author Barrott, M. J.
Brooks, H. W.
McGowan, C. M.
Title Suspected immune-mediated myositis in a pony
Journal name Equine Veterinary Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0957-7734
Publication date 2004-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.2042-3292.2004.tb00267.x
Volume 16
Issue 2
Start page 58
End page 61
Total pages 4
Editor Peter D. Rossdale
Place of publication Newmarket, England
Publisher Equine Veterinary Journal Ltd on behalf of the British Equine Veterinary Association
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
300500 Veterinary Sciences
630107 Minor livestock (e.g. horses, goats, deer)
Abstract Immune-mediated myositis and other forms of inflammatory myopathy are well recognised in dogs and man (Griffiths 1991). In equine medicine, inflammatory muscle disease is less well documented. Only a single report could be found in the literature containing mention of immune-mediated myositis in a horse unassociated with systemic disease, in which case the condition was multifocal (Beech 2000). We report a case of localised muscle atrophy and weakness in a pony. A diagnosis of chronic myositis was made after histological examination of biopsies of affected muscles. The histological appearance, elimination of other causes and response to treatment suggested an immune-mediated aetiology.
Keyword Veterinary Sciences
Eosinophilic Epitheliotropic Disease
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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