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Ahmad, Bashir and Goriman Khan, Mohd Azam Khan and Abdullah, Rasedee (2006) Anhidrosis. Jurnal Veterinar Malaysia, 18 (1). pp. 27-30. ISSN 9128-2506


Anhidrosis with emphasis on etiopathogenesis is reviewed in this paper. Anhidrosis, a non-sweating syndrome in horses, first reported in 1925, was mainly observed in temperate horses introduced into the hot humid environment. This phenomenon is believed to be a compensatory mechanism for profuse sweating. Anhidrosis can cause reduced performance; elevated respiratory rate, discomfort, varying degree of anorexia and alopecia. Death may ensue as a result of a heat stroke. Feeding, hypothyroidism, hereditary factors, exhaustion of adrenaline, electrolyte imbalance and atrophy of sweat gland may contribute to anhidrosis. The condition can easily be diagnosed from clinical signs. There is no specific treatment, but transferring the horse to a cooler climate or stabling under air-conditioning, in conjunction with vitamin E or ethy lenediamine dihydrioidide, may improve the condition.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Veterinary Association Malaysia
Keywords: Anhidrosis; Etiopathogenesis; Clinical signs; Diagnosis; Treatment
Depositing User: Azhar Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2015 04:48
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2015 04:48
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/41581
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