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RECURRENT, IDIOPATHIC URTICARIA IN A TONGA PONY MARE

T. Ahmad, G. Muhammad and M. H. Hussain

Department of Clinical Medicine & Surgery, University qfAgricultt1re Faisalahad-38040, Pakistan

Abstract

    A 15-Yearold tonga (a light wheeled horse cart) pony mare was presented for the treatment of a condition characterized by generalized urticarial wheals, anemic mucous membranes, concentrated urine, inappetance and unilateral chemosis. Haematological alterations included a marked leucocytosis (WBC = 14x103/ul) with monocytosis (2.5x109/L) and moderate anemia (RBC count = 4.lx1012/L; PCV = 18; hemoglobin = 8.2 gm/dl). There was no history of exposure to agents known tQtrigger urticaria. Parental administration of a corticosteroid preparation (prednisolone plus dexamethasone) and antihistamine (pheniramine maleate) in 4 rounds of treatment over a 16 days period was associated with rebounding of signs of urticaria after cessation of each round oftherapyo

Keywords: Urticaria, recurrent, idiopathic, pony mare

 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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