Clinicopathological features of equine primary hepatic disease: a review of 50 cases.

@article{McGorum1999ClinicopathologicalFO,
  title={Clinicopathological features of equine primary hepatic disease: a review of 50 cases.},
  author={Bruce C McGorum and Derek Murphy and Sandy Love and Elspeth Mary Milne},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={1999},
  volume={145 5},
  pages={134-9}
}
The clinicopathological features of 50 cases of equine hepatic disease were reviewed. There was a wide range of clinical signs and at least 50 per cent of the animals exhibited either dull demeanour, anorexia, abdominal pain, cerebral dysfunction and/or weight loss. Life-threatening complications of hepatic failure recorded were: gastric impaction in 10 cases, bilateral laryngeal paralysis in seven cases and coagulopathy in five cases. All the cases had high activities of gamma-glutamyl… CONTINUE READING