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Revista U.D.C.A Actualidad & Divulgación Científica

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UJUETA RODRIGUEZ, Sandra Stella. Analysis of equine casuistic in the Large Animals area of the Veterinary Clinic U.D.C.A, Bogotá, Colombia. rev.udcaactual.divulg.cient. [online]. 2019, vol.22, n.1, e1219.  Epub May 23, 2019. ISSN 0123-4226.

Know the most frequent pathologies facilitates the clinical orientation improving the prognosis of the patients. To determine the pathologies that occur in horses at the U.D.C.A Veterinary Clinic, a retrospective study was conducted between january and december 2017. 242 clinical histories were analyzed, classifying the cases according to date, origin, race, sex, age, definitive diagnosis, system, medical-surgical treatment and evolution. The most frequent source was the department of Cundinamarca and the city of Bogotá, 55.8% were females, 44.2% males, age between 1 day and 25 years, 24% young, 76% adults with an average age of 81.5 months and a standard deviation of 51.7 months, the predominant breed was Colombian Creole Horse (CCC). The most affected systems were muscle skeletal (ME), digestive (D), and reproductive, the most frequent cases were classic stringhalt or equine reflex hypertonia, which occurred only in CCC, alterations of the large intestine, and cryptorchidism, respectively. Surgical treatment was given to 66.5% of the cases, mainly to SME, digestive and reproductive cases. Mortality was 13.7%, 13 equines died and 22 were euthanized, fatal cases occurred mainly in those of SD related to colic and none in the respiratory, organs of the senses and integumentary systems. The casuistic is wide and varied, the MES was the most affected in the horses attended, the functional and vital commitment for the animals makes it necessary to investigate the risk factors of the classic stringhalt and equine colic.

Keywords : equines; clinical cases; classic stringhalt; colic; criptorquidism.

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