Open Veterinary Journal

Peer-Reviewed Journal 
ISSN 2218-6050 (Online), ISSN 2226-4485 (Print) 

"Case Report"

Nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism in two ponies

Luca Lacitignola(1,*), Pasquale De Luca(1), Rossella Santovito(1), Maria Severa Di Comite(2) and Antonio Crovace(1)

Dipartimento dellEmergenze e Trapianti di Organo,Sezione Cliniche Veterinarie e P.A., Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moros.p. per Casamassima Km 3, 70010, Valenzano, Bari, Italy

Dipartimento di Scienze mediche di base, neuroscienze e organi di senso, Sezione di Anatomia Umana ed Istologia, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Piazza Giulio Cesare, Bari, Italy



Nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism (NSH) is uncommon in horses. Aim of this report is evaluate an alternative therapeutic approach and provide more information on the diagnostic procedures, through detailed microscopic findings of the bone lesions pony with NSH. Administration of tiludronate along with a balanced diet can be used in a treatment protocol for ponies with NSH. This case report suggests that tiludronate can be used to ameliorate the clinical signs of NSH.

Keywords: Hyperparathyroidism, Microradiography, Pony, Soft tissue mineralization, Tiludronate.


Cite this paper:

Lacitignola, L., De Luca, P., Santovito, R., Di Comite, M.S. and Crovace, A. 2018. Nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism in two ponies. Open Vet. J. 8(2), 149-153.