Henning A Haga, Bjørnar Ytrehus, Inger J Rudshaug and Nina Ottesen
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2008, 50:9. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Neoplasia may cause hypoglycemia in different species including the horse, but hypoglycemia has not previously been reported in the horse associated with gastrointestinal stromal tumours.
A case of a gastrointestinal stromal tumour in a Fjord pony with severe recurrent hypoglycemia is presented. The mechanism causing the hypoglycemia was not established.
This case indicates that a gastrointestinal stromal tumour may cause hypoglycemia also in the horse.