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Tying Up and Rhabdomyolysis in Horses

Tying up, myositis, Monday Morning Disease, and azoturia all refer to which is more technically known as Equine Rhabdomyolysis Syndrome in horses. It can be a very common problem in some disciplines and breeds in the horse.  The most common breeds impacted by the condition include the Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, Arabian, and the draft horses.  In various research papers, tying up has been noted in approximately 4% of Arabian Endurance horse and up to 10% of racing Thoroughbreds.  Given the increase in the incidence and possible clinical repercussions of the condition on the performance of the horse, there has been much research trying to unravel the mystery as to what exactly causes the problem. (more…)

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