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Treatment of Exertional Myopathie (PSSM2)

Acute Symptoms

It is only possible to treat symptoms:

  • Stabling, with as much controlled movement as the horse’s condition will allow; avoidance of transport

  • Fluid supplementation

  • Pain relief

  • Anti-inflammatory treatments

  • Muscle relaxants

Long-term approaches

Genetic defects cannot be cured, but in complex, multifactorial diseases such as Exertional Myopathy/Muscle Integrity Myopathy, it is possible to adjust the environmental conditions (feeding, training/exercise, handling) so that these can help mitigate the influence of the defective proteins.


You can find more detailed information in the Prevention section.