A Sudden Decline
Pico was a spunky 4-year-old Quarter Horse known for his prodigious appetite. Then one day he stopped eating and had trouble walking. What could be wrong?
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POSSIBLE DIAGNOSES

Pico’s signs were none specific so the staff at the veterinary hospital set out to conduct a thorough physical examination that included blood test, endoscopy and ultrasound imaging. It was too early to tell what was wrong with the gelding but there were several potential diagnoses. Here are the four the experts considered most likely.

strangulation colic

Pico’s signs were none specific so the staff at the veterinary hospital set out to conduct a thorough physical examination that included blood test, endoscopy and ultrasound imaging. It was too early to tell what was wrong with the gelding but there were several potential diagnoses.

botulism

Pico’s signs were none specific so the staff at the veterinary hospital set out to conduct a thorough physical examination that included blood test, endoscopy and ultrasound imaging. It was too early to tell what was wrong with the gelding but there were several potential diagnoses.

seasonal pasture myopathy

Pico’s signs were none specific so the staff at the veterinary hospital set out to conduct a thorough physical examination that included blood test, endoscopy and ultrasound imaging. It was too early to tell what was wrong with the gelding but there were several potential diagnoses.

rabies

Pico’s signs were none specific so the staff at the veterinary hospital set out to conduct a thorough physical examination that included blood test, endoscopy and ultrasound imaging. It was too early to tell what was wrong with the gelding but there were several potential diagnoses.

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THE EXPERT'S DIAGNOSES

Seasonal Pasture Myopathy

For decades a single plant was thought to be the cause of this devastating disease but researchers now know that a common tree is probably responsible for most cases.

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CASE CONCLUSION

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