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Equine Liver Disease is rare in horses because it has a large capacity to regenerate itself. Symptoms are generally not apparent until around 70% of it has been damaged beyond repair. When scarring occurs the damage is irreversible. Unfortunately due to symptoms only arising when extensive damage has been done – there is little that can be done to improve the condition and the horse will rarely recover. It is one of the most important and largest organs in the horse.
The diagnosis of equine liver failure is complex enough without the added complication of elevated liver enzymes. These are often found in routine equine blood panels on what are assumed to be healthy horses. Relatively small insults to the liver, stress, and many drugs can result in increases in serum levels of liver enzymes, sometimes dramatic rises.
SYMPTOMS OF EQUINE LIVER DISEASE
EQUINE LIVER DISEASE - CAUSES
EQUINE LIVER DISEASE - TREATMENT