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Mammals (other)
Postanaesthetic spinal cord myelopathy in a Welsh section D pony
  1. Jodie Hughes1,
  2. Mark Senior1 and
  3. Alison Bennell2
  1. 1 Institute of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Neston, UK
  2. 2 Institute of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool School of Life Sciences, Neston, UK
  1. Correspondence to Jodie Hughes; jodieh{at}


A healthy two-year-old, male entire Welsh section D pony presenting for cryptorchid castration failed to recover from an uneventful anaesthetic. Clinical signs classical of spinal cord myelopathy were evident in recovery. Despite supportive therapy and an initial improvement in clinical signs, the pony deteriorated and was euthanased the following day.

  • horses
  • anaesthesia
  • neuropathology
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  • Contributors All authors contributed to the conception of the case report. It was draughted by JH and critically revised by MS and AB. All authors approved the final version.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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