Azoturia in Horses

'Azoturia', 'tying-up', Monday morning disease and setfast are all alternative terms used to describe the phenomenon known in the veterinary profession as exertional rhabdomyloysis (ER).

In the past, when horses were used more frequently as working animals, the condition was usually seen following a day of rest and high concentrate feeding on a Sunday hence the term Monday morning disease.

ER is probably the most common muscle disorder and is a frequent cause of poor performance in the horse.

This episode is taken from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Equis and provides information to help horse owners understand more about this condition.