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Cutaneous asthenia in a Warmblood foal

Marshall, V.L., Secombe, C. and Nicholls, P.K.ORCID: 0000-0001-7071-3055 (2011) Cutaneous asthenia in a Warmblood foal. Australian Veterinary Journal, 89 (3). pp. 77-81.

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A 6-week-old Warmblood colt foal was presented for investigation of multiple haematoma formation in various locations, poor wound healing and abnormal scar formation. Based on the history and clinical presentation of hyperextensible skin with prolonged skin tenting, the foal was diagnosed with cutaneous asthenia and euthanased because of the poor prognosis. Histopathological and electron microscopic findings were inconclusive. This is the first case report of cutaneous asthenia in a Warmblood horse in Australia. Cutaneous asthenia is reviewed with particular reference to hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia and its similarities and differences to the case presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Copyright: © 2011 Australian Veterinary Association.
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