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Ventricular tachycardia associated with exhaustive exercise in a horse.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7628937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ventricular tachycardia was diagnosed in a 12-year-old unconditioned Appaloosa gelding after a 3-day trail ride. Initial signs were those of abdominal discomfort, ileus, and dehydration. Medical treatment included IV administration of lactated Ringer's solution. During hospitalization, the horse developed ventricular tachycardia. Serum potassium concentrations were within reference limits; however, assessment of total body potassium stores was not performed. Resolution of the arrhythmia occurred with further fluid treatment and potassium supplementation. Cardiac arrhythmias should be considered in horses in which fluid and electrolyte disturbances are evident after exhaustive exercise.
Authors:
A J Leroux; H C Schott; M T Hines
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association     Volume:  207     ISSN:  0003-1488     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.     Publication Date:  1995 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-09-05     Completed Date:  1995-09-05     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503067     Medline TA:  J Am Vet Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  335-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman 99164-6610, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Electrocardiography / veterinary
Fluid Therapy / veterinary
Horse Diseases / etiology*,  therapy
Horses
Male
Physical Exertion*
Potassium / therapeutic use
Tachycardia, Ventricular / etiology,  therapy,  veterinary*
Water-Electrolyte Imbalance / complications,  etiology,  veterinary
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7440-09-7/Potassium

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