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Nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism in two ponies

Luca Lacitignola, Pasquale De Luca, Rossella Santovito, Maria Severa Di Comite, Antonio Crovace

Abstract


Nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism (NSH) is uncommon in horses. Aim of this report is evaluate an alternative therapeutic approach and provide more information on the diagnostic procedures, through detailed microscopic findings of the bone lesions pony with NSH. Administration of tiludronate along with a balanced diet can be used in a treatment protocol for ponies with NSH. This case report suggests that tiludronate can be used to ameliorate the clinical signs of NSH.

Keywords: Hyperparathyroidism, Microradiography, Pony, Soft tissue mineralization, Tiludronate




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