Gastrointestinal stromal tumour and hypoglycemia in a Fjord pony: Case report
Henning A Haga1, Bjørnar Ytrehus2,3, Inger J Rudshaug2 and Nina Ottesen1
1Department of Companion Animal Clinical Science, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, P.O. box 8146 Dep., 0033 Oslo, Norway
2Department of Basic Sciences and Aquatic Medicine, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, P.O. box 8146 Dep., 0033 Oslo, Norway
3Section for Wildlife Diseases, National Veterinary Institute, Oslo, Norway
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2008, 50:9. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Neoplasia may cause hypoglycemia in different species including the horse, but hypoglycemia has not previously been reported in the horse associated with gastrointestinal stromal tumours.
A case of a gastrointestinal stromal tumour in a Fjord pony with severe recurrent hypoglycemia is presented. The mechanism causing the hypoglycemia was not established.
This case indicates that a gastrointestinal stromal tumour may cause hypoglycemia also in the horse.