There has been a recent surge in cases of atypical myopathy (seasonal pasture myopathy) even in areas where the disease has not previously been reported. Research carried out within the last 12 months has shown that atypical myopathy is caused by a toxin (Hypoglycin A) in the ‘helicopter’ seeds of the sycamore tree (Acer pseudoplatanus). The warm summer and early autumn has seen an abundance of seeds within sycamore trees. (BEVA)
At the Equine Centre we have already seen some cases so would like to help increase awareness of Atypical Myopathy.
We recommend referring to BEVA's full article on 'Greater Awareness of Atypical Myopathy' for further information and recommndations.