Better information makes for healthier horses,
Horseadvice.com is where equine science and horse sense intersect.
|HorseAdvice.com » Diseases of Horses » Cardiovascular, Blood, and Immune System »|
Saddle (Aortic-Iliac) Thrombus in Horses
A thrombus is a clot in the cardiovascular systems formed from the constituents of blood. It may occlude the vessel or attach to the vessel without obstructing the lumen. In horses a saddle thrombus refers to a clot that completely or partially occludes the blood vessels that feed the rear legs resulting in pain, lameness, and weakness that may lead to complete paralysis. Reports of the prevalence of this condition are conflicting. One early report states that aortic-iliac thrombosis occurs in 1–2% of racing Thoroughbreds in South Africa. In a recent survey of 28 experienced equine veterinarians from all over the world only 44 cases had been recognized and subsequently confirmed ultrasound (1997). This article is about the clinical findings, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of this disease.
~Word Count: 1003 words (The average magazine page contains about 600 words);
~Last Updated: July 10, 2015;
There are 2 ways to access the complete article:
You have just read the introduction to one of our nearly 800 articles on horse care, diseases, and training. It includes a description of the contents of the unabridged version. As a guest you can access this article two different ways: either purchase the article or become a member and take advantage of all the benefits Horseadvice.com has to offer. Check out our Membership Drive Discount below but hurry. This is for a limited time!
#1: Article Purchase: $7 US for instant access to the unabridged article.
#2 Join Horseadvice: for as little as $4 US a month you get instant access to this article and one of the finest equine resources in the world!
Uncertain if you want to become part of one of the finest most up-to-date equine resources in the world? Click Here for More Information!
|Home Page | Todays Discussions | Search | Top of Page||Administration|
is The Horseman's Advisor
Helping Thousands of Equestrians, Farriers, and Veterinarians Every Day
All rights reserved, © 1997 - 2015