Gaelle Cardinet

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A polysaccharide storage myopathy is described in nine Quarterhorses, Quarterhorse crossbreds, American Paints and Appaloosa horses which had a history of recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis. Muscle biopsies were characterized by high muscle glycogen concentrations with up to 5% of type 2 muscle fibers containing inclusions which stained positively with the(More)
A Charolais calf presented to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital with a history of recumbency following forced exercise. The calf was unable to stand, and had severe rhabdomyolysis, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalance. Blood selenium concentrations were within normal limits. A complete absence of histochemical staining for phosphorylase was(More)
Serum from 35 cases of naturally occurring acquired canine myasthenia gravis (MG) were assayed for patterns of autoantibody specificities against canine acetylcholine receptor (AChR) using monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and antiserum against defined regions of the AChR as competitive inhibitors of autoantibody binding. In human MG patients and in animals(More)
OBJECTIVES To trace pedigrees from affected horses, identify likely contributing founder horses, and determine the conditional probability of founder genotypes. DESIGN Muscle biopsy records from the Neuromuscular Disease Laboratory at the University of California-Davis and the University of Minnesota were searched to identify horses with a polysaccharide(More)
Although exertional myopathies are commonly recognized in horses, specific etiologies have not been identified. This is the first report in the horse of a deficiency of Complex I respiratory chain enzyme associated with profound exercise intolerance. Physical examination, routine blood tests, endoscopy, and ultrasonograms of the heart and iliac arteries(More)
The histologic and histochemical features of palatine muscles from 53 horses were studied; 25 of the horses were racehorses that had upper airway obstruction associated with dorsal displacement of the soft palate and 28 of the horses did not have any respiratory disorders and served as controls. Pathologic features observed included myonecrosis,(More)
Eleven horses (3 mares, 7 stallions, 1 gelding) with clinical and biochemical evidence of hyperkalemic periodic paralysis were studied. Each horse had history of episodic weakness, muscular tremors, or collapse, which lasted for periods of a few minutes to hours. Diagnosis was based on hyperkalemia in association with a spontaneous episode of paralysis or(More)
Myasthenia gravis and focal polymyositis occurred in a dog following successful transplantation of DLA-identical fetal liver hematopoietic cells. There was no evidence of acute or chronic graft-versus-host disease. Antibodies to acetylcholinesterase receptor and immune complexes reactive with myoneural junctions were demonstrated, as well as focal(More)
Two 5-month-old male Domestic Shorthair littermates showed general skeletal muscle hypertrophy, multifocal submucosal lingual calcification with lingual enlargement, and excessive salivation. Both cats had a reduced level of activity, walked with a stiff gait, and tended to "bunny hop" when they ran. These clinical features were similar to those of(More)