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Hypercalcaemia and soft tissue mineralisation associated with lymphosarcoma in two horses
  1. TS Mair,
  2. SP Yeo and
  3. VM Lucke
  1. Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bristol, School of Veterinary Science.

Abstract

Two horses with deposits of lymphosarcoma, one in the spleen, the other in the mediastinum, several lymph nodes and kidneys, lost weight rapidly and became depressed and weak. They were hypercalcaemic and post mortem examination revealed extensive calcification of the heart and major vessels. There was no evidence of bone marrow metastases in the one horse whose marrow was examined, and the thyroid and parathyroid glands of both horses were grossly normal.

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