Chronic progressive lymphedema
Chronic progressive lymphedema, or CPL, is a disease that resembles scratches. It has been identified in Shire, Clydesdale, and Belgian horses, as well as a small number of Gypsy Vanners. It is characterized by lymphedema, and symptoms include progressive swelling, thickening skin, and lesions on the lower leg. The disease is most likely caused by a malfunctioning lymphatic system and a compromised immune system, with quite possibly a genetic component. No cure is available yet, only treatment has helped keep it under control for some.
- "Chronic Progressive Lymphedema". Bannasch Laboratory. UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Retrieved 2007-07-07.
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