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Onchocercosis of an intervertebral joint capsule causing cervical vertebral stenotic myelopathy in a horse.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16789725     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A novel case where onchocercosis was identified as a cause of cervical myelopathy in the horse is described. A 15-year-old Connemara mare was euthanized due to progressive locomotion disturbance. Postmortem examination revealed soft-tissue swelling in the intervertebral joint capsule of C6-7 with narrowing of the vertebral canal. On light microscopy, axonopathy was pronounced in the corresponding segment of the spinal cord. Fibrous tissue and eosinophilic granulomas were found in the joint capsule, together with parasites identified histologically as Onchocerca sp.
Authors:
Gete Hestvik; Stina Ekman; Ronny Lindberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1040-6387     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vet. Diagn. Invest.     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-22     Completed Date:  2006-07-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011490     Medline TA:  J Vet Diagn Invest     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health, Division of Pathology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7028, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Cervical Vertebrae / parasitology,  pathology
Fatal Outcome
Female
Histocytochemistry / veterinary
Horse Diseases / parasitology*,  pathology
Horses
Onchocerca / growth & development*
Onchocerciasis / parasitology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Spinal Cord Compression / parasitology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Spinal Stenosis / parasitology,  pathology,  veterinary*

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