Equine Internal Medicine Q&A 21

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You are asked to examine an 18-year-old Warmblood gelding that has developed progressive alopecia, which started in the neck region. Haematological evaluation reveals a haematocrit of 30% (n = 36–42%) and a normal leucocyte count (8.9x109/l with 21% lymphocytes, 1% eosinophils and 78% neutrophils). The total serum protein concentration is normal (81g/l with 31.7% albumin, 14.3% alpha-globulins, 29.4% beta-globulins and 24.6% gamma-globulins). Basal T4 concentration is low.

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