Suspected unusual hypermetabolic syndrome after chemical immobilisation in two Mangalica pigs

Studer, Nicole; Gurtner, Corinne; Levionnois, Olivier Louis Raymond; Drögemüller, Cord; Grahofer, Alexander (2020). Suspected unusual hypermetabolic syndrome after chemical immobilisation in two Mangalica pigs. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 8(1), e001089. British Veterinary Association 10.1136/vetreccr-2020-001089

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Malignant hyperthermia and capture myopathy are two well-described potentially fatal hypermetabolic syndromes described in animals. Several similar conditions known in humans are triggered by severe stress. This report describes a delayed fatal outcome of an injectable anaesthesia in two Mangalica pigs, where hypermetabolism is suspected to have played an important role. The course of events and the results of the investigations do not completely fit with one of the two well-known hypermetabolic syndromes. This suggests that variations of the known pathologies exist and that delayed onset might interfere with potentially successful treatment. Combinations of several risk factors like stress susceptibility, ambient temperature, anaesthetic protocol and potentially a genetic predisposition might have triggered a disturbance of metabolic processes in the animals described in this report.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Anaesthesiology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Swine Clinic
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Institute of Genetics
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Animal Pathology

UniBE Contributor:

Studer, Nicole; Gurtner, Corinne; Levionnois, Olivier; Drögemüller, Cord and Grahofer, Alexander

Subjects:

500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

2052-6121

Publisher:

British Veterinary Association

Language:

English

Submitter:

Nathalie Viviane Zollinger

Date Deposited:

11 Jun 2020 08:25

Last Modified:

14 Jun 2020 02:54

Publisher DOI:

10.1136/vetreccr-2020-001089

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.144549

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/144549

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