A review of 14 cases of hypertrophic osteopathy (Marie's disease) in horses in the Republic of Ireland

Authors: 
K. Enright, E. Tobin, L. M. Katz
Volume: 
23
Number: 
5
Pages: 
224-230
Journal: 
Equine Veterinary Education
Date: 
May 2011

There are few reports describing hypertrophic osteopathy (HO) in horses and no reports describing this in the Irish equine population. This case series outlines the clinical, radiological and pathological features of HO in horses in Ireland and compares and contrasts the findings to previous reports. Overall, the prevalence of HO in Irish horses was found to be low with clinical signs similar to previous reports. Diagnosis of the primary lesion was low, largely due to the limited diagnostic evaluation in a large proportion of the horses evaluated. The horses had a low average age and a high prevalence (35.5%) of mandibular and facial involvement.

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