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Week 8 Notes for ANEQ 346

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Date Created: 10/14/16
Week 8 Notes for ANEQ 346 10/10 Quiz 3 Laminitis Lecture Laminitis ­Extremely Painful ­Common in overweight ponies & insulin resistant horses ­Consequence to severe disease ­Impaired blood supply to the foot ­Destroys microstructure of the hoof ­Detachment of dermis and epidermis *Often happens to both feet at same time *Poorly understood pathogenesis *The more areas in the foot that get separated, the more severe the laminitis is Causes of Laminitis ­Nutrition related: ­Grain overload ­Can happen to any horse ­Soluble carbohydrates in hindgut ­Endotoxin/exotoxin ­Trigger arterial shunts ­Often poor outcome ­Lush pastures ­Overweight and thin horses ­Soluble and fermentable carbohydrates in hindgut ­Metabolic causes triggered by nutrition: ­Cushings, insulin resistance, obesity Clinical Signs ­Prodromic period is from time of ingestion till the time when signs begin to show ­Clinical signs might not show up till 12­20 hours after ingestion ­Shifting from foot to foot ­Increased digital pulse ­Increased hoof temperature – can check hindlegs for comparison ­Difficulty turning ­Lameness ­Inability to walk ­Laying down Diagnosis ­Clinical signs ­Hoof tester ­Xrays Rotation  ­Prognosis is related to the degree of rotation ­Pulls on coffin bone and detaches the dermis and epidermis ­Pulls from deep digital flexor tendon Treatment ­Don’t force them to move ­Deep bedding ­Frog support ­Pain killers ­Anti­inflammatories *Studies show that if horse has early signs of laminitis, to put them in ice water for 72 hours. Laminitis  will go away 10/12 *Insulin resistance = insulin is unable to increase glucose entry into insulin sensitive cells High Insulin = induced laminitis intravenously  Acute Treatment of Laminitis ­Immobilization of affected structures ­Rest ­NSAIDS ­Deep bedding ­Clean foot ­If possible, remove the shoe ­Relieve the pressure on the toe ­Bandages, pads, support of sole ­Relieves the pressure on the deep digital flexor tendon ­Prevent coffin bone from rotating ­If it does the laminitis will be chronic ­Should do daily monitoring of coronary band with radiographs every 7 days Chronic Treatment of Laminitis ­Restructuring of foot ­Trim ­Heel elevation ­Sole and axial support ­Improved brake over *Only restructure foot when you can pick it up without pain Laminitis Management ­Low NSC hay!!!!!! Laminitis Prevention ­Know causing factors ­Dietary contribution ~ at least 56% ­Soluble carbs~ starches, simple sugars, grass cuttings ­Limit amount of grazing ­Grazing muzzle ­Obesity ­Insulin resistance *Grasses accumulate energy in the form of fructan *Lumens accumulate energy in the form of starch Muscle Problems Lecture HYPP ­Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis ­Co­dominant single autosomal genetic disorder ­Impressive = the horse who spread this disease thru breeding ­Both heterozygous (H/N) and homozygous (H/H) show signs ­Affected gene is the sodium channel ­It facilitates movement of K+ into the cell, and Na+ out of the cell ­With HYPP: ­Constant back leakage of sodium into the cell with K+ outside cell higher ­Muscle fasciculation’s – membrane potential Clinical Signs ­Happens to horses who have Impressive’s genes ­Q horses, Appaloosas, Paints, other crosses ­Prolapse of membrane nictitans with or w/o facial muscle spasm and general muscle tension ­Between episodes, horse is normal ­Buckling at knees and hocks ­Altered vocalization ­Duration = 30­60 min ­Death can occur ­Usually seen before 3 years old HYPP Management ­Limit increases in serum potassium ­Limit dietary potassium ­Promote entry of potassium into cells ­Main sources of K+: ­High fertility soil, early cute, increased moisture ­Grass forages vs legume forages ­Grain: low K+ and high insulin that drives potassium into cells ­Exercise also helps drive K+ ­Eliminate excess potassium from body via urine Exertional Rhabdomyolysis (ER) ­Also called “Tying Up” and “Monday Morning Disease” ­Very fast onset ­Syndrome of muscle pain and cramping associated with exercise ­2 Forms of Chronic: ­Recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis (RER) ­Intracellular calcium regulation defect: muscle necrosis during exercise ­TB ­Polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM) ­Increased storage of glycogen and abnormal polysaccharide in muscle ­heavy breeds, QH, WB Causes ­Familial predisposition ­Carb overloading in face of decreased exercise ­Metabolic pathway abnormalities Signs ­Hindleg stiffness ­Pain to palpate gluteal muscles and hamstrings ­Sweating, elevated HR and reluctance to move ­Dark colored urine Diagnosis ­Bloodwork ­CK = Creatin kinase ­Peaks in 6 hours ­AST = Aspartate aminotransferase ­Peaks in 24 hours, decreases in 1 week ­Electrolyte deficiencies Treatment ­IV fluids – flush kidneys ­DMSO ­NSAIDS ­Sedation for extreme pain ­Acepromazine to relieve anxiety and increase blood flow ­Should not travel for 24­48 hours ­Hay diet for several days ­Monitor blood work for decrease in muscle enzymes *Rare for horse to only get one time *No sweet feed! Want feed high in fiber and fat PSSM Signs ­ER ­Exercise intolerance ­Muscle stiffness ­Back pain ­Colic­like signs *Diagnosis is thru a muscle biopsy from the hamstring muscle *May be associated with “shivers” in draft breeds 10/14 Equine Wound Management Wound Repair ­Begins the moment a cellular barrier is broken ­Has 3 main phases: ­Acute Inflammation ­Vasoconstriction and then vasodilation ­Blood coagulation + aggregation = fibron + cellular clot ­Hemostasis + scaffold for cell migration ­Desiccation (scab) ­Reparative phases ­Contaminants + dead tissue ­Needed for normal repair ­Fibrin provides strength ­Will be replaced by granulation tissue in the next phase ­Inflammation time ­­­ excessive fibrosis and scarring ­Cellular Proliferation ­Granulation tissue and epithelialization ­Granulation tissue ­Macrophages  ­Blood vessels ­Fibroblasts ­Red and granular appearance ­Begins to invade about 5 days after injury ­Barrier to infection ­“Bed” for cell migration ­Epithelialization ­Free edge ­Continues until wound is covered ­Migration ceases because of contact inhibition ­Do not want temperature to be too hot or cold ­Slows down healing process ­Other aspects that also slow down healing ­Infection, excessive granulation tissue, ­repeated dressing changes ­Matrix Synthesis and Remodeling ­Involves reduction of wound size and reorganization of the extracellular matrix ­Contraction starts in 2  week after injury ­Wound edges are progressively bought together ­Amount of wound contraction depends on site ­Myofibroblasts from granulation tissue ­Too little = poor contraction ­Too many = pathologic contraction ­At maximal strength, fully healed wounds are 15­20% weaker than tissue around Primary Intention Healing ­Primary wound closure is preferred ­Heal faster, better cosmetic results ­Skin edges are sutured together ­Reduced risk of contamination ­Used when there is little tissue loss, wound in new ­Depends on vascularity and contamination ­Can get partial or complete wound dehiscence ­Should be sutured 4­5 days after injury ­Before granulation tissue forms ­Severely contaminated or swollen wounds ­Allows time to promote drainage, reduce infection and inflammation *Longer it takes to do primary closure, the higher the risk it won’t work Secondary Wound Closure ­Manage as an open wound ­Bandages and topical agents that promote initial inflammation ­Granulation tissue ­Stimulates until wound has filled in ­Healing often protracted ­Wounds that have significant tissue loss ­Persistent granulation ­Foreign bodies, wound infection, chronic inflammation ­Slowest phase ­Leaves a superficial scar *Secondary closure is delayed because wound edges close after the formation of granulation tissue Reasons for Infection ­Elapsed time from injury ­Degree of contamination ­Degree of tissue damage ­Thoroughness of wound lavage ­After debridement: ­Number of bacteria left ­Dead space ­Devitalised tissue *Ponies vs Horses ­Ponies have less complications when it comes to wound dehiscence and bone sequestrum ­Ponies have faster second intention healing ­Have stronger initial inflammatory response  Ponies = wound contraction Horses = epithlilization Wound Management ­Goals: ­Restore function ­Good cosmetic appearance ­Minimize infection ­Short recovery period ­Depends on: ­Use of horse ­Anatomic location ­Severity of wound ­Tendon sheaths, abdominal, over joints & eyes are emergencies ­Degree of contamination ­Financial considerations ­Available equipment ­Wound first aid ­Prevent further injury ­Slow or stop blood loss ­Minimize contamination ­Cover and protect promptly ­Wound assessment ­Physical exam ­Control hemorrhage ­Severity and damage to underlying structure ­Local antibiotics should be given within 3 hours ­Wound dressings ­Should be moist ­Good environment for wound healing ­Enzymes from white blood cells cause autolytic debridement of wound ­72­96 hours – clean wound to prepare from repair phase ­Prevents formation of scab ­Reduced pH ­More rapid epithelialization ­Bacteria might proliferate ­Ideal wound dressing: ­Absorbs exudates ­Humidity ­Gaseous exchange ­Thermal insulation ­Bacterial penetration ­Non­toxic ­Easy removal *Gauze dressings are a good choice – can use wet or dry


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