Quantitative motor unit action potential analysis of paraspinal muscles, diagnostic imaging and necropsy findings in 36 horses suspected of cervical impairment.

Graubner, C.; Bergmann, W; Gerber, V.; Veraa, S.; Oevermann, A.; Wijnberg, ID. (2020). Quantitative motor unit action potential analysis of paraspinal muscles, diagnostic imaging and necropsy findings in 36 horses suspected of cervical impairment. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 162(4), pp. 213-221. Gesellschaft Schweizer Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte 10.17236/sat00252

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INTRODUCTION Aims: To determine the relation between quantitative electromyography (QEMG) of the cervical ventral serratus muscle, radiographic findings and post-mortem gross and histopathological examination in order to calculate the ability of QEMG to localize the region of cervical compressive neuropathy and myelopathy in horses. Methods: In this clinical, non-randomised, partially blinded study (QEMG and histology), 36 warmblood horses with clinical suspicion of cervical spine disease were examined with QEMG in different segments of the ventral serratus muscle. Results were compared to normative data. Diagnostic imaging was performed in 28 cases. All horses were euthanized because of poor clinical prognoses and/or recurrent clinical neurological signs despite treatment and underwent necropsy with emphasis on the cervical nervous tissue and vertebrae. Clinical and diagnostic imaging findings, QEMG results and post mortem findings were compared with each other. Results: Overall mean values of duration (9.54 ms), polyphasia, number of phases (3.6) and size index (0.67) in horses with cervical lesions were significantly (P.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Experimental Clinical Research
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Equine Clinic

UniBE Contributor:

Graubner, Claudia; Gerber, Vinzenz and Oevermann, Anna

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

1664-2848

Publisher:

Gesellschaft Schweizer Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte

Language:

English

Submitter:

Ursula Therese Horst

Date Deposited:

15 May 2020 15:37

Last Modified:

15 May 2020 15:37

Publisher DOI:

10.17236/sat00252

PubMed ID:

32234691

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Halswirbelsäule Histologie Horse Nervenkompressionssyndrom Parole chiave: cavallo Pferd QEMG cervical compressive neuropathy and myelopathy cervical spine disease cheval elettromiografia quantitativa encolure histologie neuropatia cervicale compressiva e mielopatia quantitative Elektromyographie quantitative electromyography

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.144112

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/144112

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