Advanced multicentric lymphoma in a Belgian Draft Horse mare

E.W. Siegers, M.M. Oosterbaan, L. van den Wollenberg, Sabrina jansen, E. Teske, N. Ankringa, A.J.M. van den Belt, C.M. Westermann

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    A 15-year old draft horse mare was presented to the University Clinic for evaluation of lethargy, anorexia, ptyalism, weight loss
    and ventral oedema. Clinical examination and rectal palpation revealed generalised lymphadenopathy and numerous firm subcutaneous
    and abdominal masses of various sizes. Transcutaneous ultrasonography revealed significant bilateral pleural fluid accumulation and a
    single hypoechoic structure in the abdomen lateral to the liver. Blood analysis showed several abnormalities including a marked leucocytosis
    with an increased number of segmented neutrophils, atypical lymphocytes and monocytosis, suggestive of leukaemic lymphoma. A
    significant hyperproteinaemia with a hypoalbuminemia and a monoclonal gammopathy was identified. At necropsy myriad masses presented
    through the whole body. Histology confirmed the suspicion of lymphoma, which was classified as a T-cell rich B-cell multicentric lymphoma.
    This article describes the clinical and pathologic findings of this case of leukaemic lymphoma.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)30-36
    Number of pages6
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


    • multicentric
    • lymphoma
    • horse
    • neoplasia
    • leukaemia
    • monoclonal gammopathy
    • oncology


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