Tying-up in Horses
- By Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc
- May 01, 2010
Exertional rhabdomyolysis, more commonly referred to as tying-up, is a muscular disorder (rhabdomyolysis means destruction of skeletal muscle cells) occurring in horses either during or immediately after exercising. Classic signs of horses that are tying-up include stiffness, sweating, muscle fasciculations (tremors) and reluctance to move as a result of painful muscle damage.
In this free report, you’ll learn the causes of tying-up, as well as how it’s diagnosed and treated. Helpful tips for prevention of this common equine muscle disease are also included.
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- Diagnosing Equine Neck Conditions
- Horses' Physiologic Responses to Exercise
- Muscle Problems Can Cause Poor Equine Performance
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- The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB
- Regulatory Veterinarian Checks in Horse Racing
- Horse Gaits: Sound Doesn't Equal Symmetrical
- Repairing Jaw Fractures in the Field (AAEP 2011)
- PRP, Bone Marrow for Tendon/Ligament Injuries (AAEP 2011)