Vertebral fracture, extensor hypertonia of thoracic limbs, and paralysis of pelvic limbs (Schiff-Sherrington syndrome) in an Arabian foal.

J. R. Chiapetta, J. C. Baker, D. A. Feeney

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Abstract

An Arabian foal, which was recumbent for 4 days, had signs of extensor rigidity of the thoracic limbs and hypotonic paralysis of the pelvic limbs. Survey radiography revealed a lesion at T15, with radiographic impression of a compression fracture or a hemivertebra. Postmortem examination revealed a fracture at T15. Clinical and pathologic findings in this case were compatible with the Schiff-Sherrington syndrome, which is characterized by thoracic limb extensor hypertonia associated with paraplegia from acute thoracolumbar trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-388
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume186
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 15 1985

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