Endotoxemia

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Endotoxemia in Horses

Learn about this life-threatening condition that occurs when Gram-negative bacteria or parts of their walls access a horse’s blood. Read more in The Horse‘s Winter 2023 issue.

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Infographic: Understanding Endotoxemia

Endotoxemia is a serious condition resulting from the presence of endotoxin in a horse’s blood. It has several causes, ranging from retained fetal membranes after foaling to colic to skin infections and can lead to shock, laminitis, and even death..

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Endotoxemia Explained

Endotoxin release–which happens when the bowel’s checks and balances are altered–causes serious issues.

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ACVIM Conference Highlights

Among the hot topics this year were nutritional supplements, infectious disease, and metabolism problems.

What do nutritional supplements, infectious diseases, and snake bites have in common? All were considered “hot

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Experimental Drug Research Provides Promising Results

Endotoxemia. Septic shock. Intestinal ischemia. What do all these ailments have in common? Based on recent studies, some researchers think an investigational drug called pirfenidone might be a treatment option for all three.

“Pirfenidone,

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Small Volume Resuscitation in Anesthetized Endotoxemic Horses

Endotoxemia occurs when toxins from the wall of Gram-negative bacteria crosses the intestinal wall and gains access to the bloodstream. Endotoxin becomes concentrated on the surface of white blood cells, causing them to secrete inflammatory agents.

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Endotoxemia and Gastrointestinal Disease

Endotoxemia is one of the most commonly encountered life-threatening conditions in horses with gastrointestinal disease. It is, by nature, a very disappointing and frustrating disease to encounter, and is the leading cause of death in adult horses

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AAEP 1995 Convention Roundup

A total of 2,351 equine veterinarians–a record attendance–descended on Lexington for the 41st annual American Association of Equine Practitioners convention. Committee business dominated the day on Dec. 2, with 21 of the association’s 40

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