Magnetic resonance imaging features of equine nigropallidal encephalomalacia.

  title={Magnetic resonance imaging features of equine nigropallidal encephalomalacia.},
  author={Sean G Sanders and Russell L. Tucker and Rodney S. Bagley and Patrick R. Gavin},
  journal={Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association},
  volume={42 4},
Magnetic resonance imaging (MR) was used to make a diagnosis of equine nigropallidal encephalomalacia in a horse. Equine nigropallidal encephalomalacia is a neurodegenerative disease that has many characteristics with Parkinson-like diseases in humans. Historically, horses were euthanized based on clinical signs and exposure to the toxic weed, yellow star thistle (Centaurea solstitialis). Previously, the disease has only been confirmed on necropsy. MR imaging can provide accurate and sensitive… CONTINUE READING