Exertional Rhabdomyolysis (Tying Up)

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Incidence and Management of Exertional Rhabdomyolysis


Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, professor of large animal medicine and director of the University of Minnesota’s Equine Center, tackled the broad subject of skeletal muscle disease related to exercise at the 2006 AAEP Convention.

This has

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Muscle Disorders (AAEP 2006)

Careful inspection of a horse’s muscle mass and symmetry and hands-on palpation educates the examiner about the horse’s muscle tone and comfort level. The examiner also evaluates the horse in motion and conducts a full lameness exam.

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Inheritance of RER in Thoroughbreds

Recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis (RER) causes affected Thoroughbreds to suffer recurring episodes of muscle cramping, stiffness, excessive sweating, and a reluctance to move after exercise. With no cure available, information on how RER might

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Locked Into Place

Much has been learned about exertional rhabdomyolysis (tying-up) in recent years, but unfortunately some of that knowledge has been troubling. For example, at least one newly recognized cause of tying-up in foals has, in identified cases, always

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Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy and Back Pain

As many as 40% of all cases of equine back pain are the result of soft tissue injury. The primary causes include chronic and recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis (CER and RER, respectively), and an inherited enzyme deficiency called polysaccharid

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Exertional Rhabdomyolysis

Tying-up is a problem that has troubled horses and their owners for many years, and it has been known by many names. The old-timers who battled the syndrome in their draft horses following a Sunday away from the fields called it Monday morning

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Tying Up is Split Up

Muscle disease in performance horses commonly is referred to as tying-up, exertional rhabdomyolysis, azoturia, or Monday morning disease. Horses experiencing tying-up show a stiff gait; reluctance to move; firm, painful muscle cramps; profuse

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Tying-Up Syndrome

I just bought a filly who had recurrent bouts of ‘tying-up.’ What can you tell me about this disease?

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Tying-Up in Horses: Causes and Management

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the specific causes of exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) or tying-up, along with methods that can be used to prevent repeat episodes. of tying-up in horses. predisposed to recurrences.

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