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Equine Veterinary Journal

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636747/do-different-characteristics-of-two-emasculators-make-the-difference-in-equine-castration
#1
F Comino, G Giusto, V Caramello, M Gandini
BACKGROUND: Serra and Reimer emasculators are frequently used during equine orchiectomy. They differ in their jaw profile and haemostatic mechanism provided. OBJECTIVES: (1) To evaluate whether there is a difference between the haemostatic capacity of Reimer and Serra emasculators in open and closed castration and (2) compare haemostatic capacity of each emasculator in both open and closed castration; (3) to assess whether there is a difference in the tensile strength of the parietal tunic when using a Reimer emasculator or a Serra emasculator in closed castration...
June 21, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627036/validation-of-masks-for-determination-of-v%C3%AC-o2-max-in-horses-exercising-at-high-intensity
#2
R H Sides, R Kirkpatrick, E Renner, K Gough, L M Katz, D L Evans, W M Bayly
BACKGROUND: The need for a horse to be ridden while wearing a measurement device that allows unrestricted ventilation and gas exchange has hampered accurate measurement of its maximal oxygen consumption (V̇O2 max) under field conditions. OBJECTIVES: Design and validate a facemask with the potential to accurately measure V̇O2 max in the field. STUDY DESIGN: Experiment with 6 x 6 Latin square design. METHODS: Two variations of a mask and associated electronic control module (ECM) were designed to enable breath-by-breath measurement of airflows through two 7...
June 19, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626896/gestation-length-and-racing-performance-in-115-thoroughbred-foals-with-incomplete-tarsal-ossification
#3
L Haywood, D L Spike-Pierce, Bonnie Barr, D Mathys, D Mollenkopf
BACKGROUND: Incomplete ossification of the cuboidal bones of the carpus and tarsus in foals has the potential for significant consequences including chronic lameness and decreased athletic ability. OBJECTIVES: To determine if the degree of ossification of the cuboidal bones is associated with gestational length. To determine if the diagnosis of incomplete ossification is a predictor of performance in Thoroughbred racehorses. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
June 19, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621903/histological-assessment-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-precursor-protein-immunolabelled-rectal-biopsies-aids-diagnosis-of-equine-grass-sickness
#4
R C Jago, S Scholes, T S Mair, G R Pearson, R S Pirie, I Handel, E M Milne, F Coyle, B C McGorum
BACKGROUND: An accurate, minimally invasive, ante mortem, diagnostic test for equine grass sickness (EGS) is currently lacking. While histological examination of haematoxylin-eosin stained rectal biopsies for chromatolytic neurons is insensitive as a diagnostic test for EGS, we hypothesised that the diagnostic accuracy could be improved by immunolabelling for β-amyloid precursor protein (β-APP) which has increased expression in cranial cervical ganglia (CCG) neuronal perikarya in EGS...
June 16, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608565/prevalence-of-headshaking-within-the-equine-population-in-the-united-kingdom
#5
S E Ross, V L H Roberts, J K Murray
BACKGROUND: Headshaking in horses has been reported to be most commonly due to idiopathic neuropathic facial pain (trigeminal-mediated headshaking). The prevalence of headshaking in horses in the UK is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To estimate owner-reported prevalence of headshaking in horses in the UK and to report their signalment and disease characteristics, as reported by owners. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional web based owner questionnaire. METHODS: The questionnaire was advertised online via social media, horse forums, veterinary websites and equestrian magazines from 17 June 2016, until greater than 1,000 responses had been obtained...
June 13, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608525/antimicrobials-used-for-surgical-prophylaxis-by-equine-veterinary-practitioners-in-australia
#6
L Y Hardefeldt, G F Browning, K Thursky, J R Gilkerson, H Billman-Jacobe, M A Stevenson, K E Bailey
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobials are widely used in Australian veterinary practices, but no investigation into the classes of antimicrobials used or the appropriateness of use in horses has been conducted. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to describe antimicrobial use for surgical prophylaxis in equine practice in Australia. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional questionnaire survey. METHODS: An online questionnaire was used to document antimicrobial usage patterns...
June 13, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556936/parasagittal-fractures-of-the-proximal-phalanx-in-thoroughbred-racehorses-in-the-uk-outcome-of-repaired-fractures-in-113-cases-2007-2011
#7
M R W Smith, F C Corletto, I M Wright
BACKGROUND: Thirty years have elapsed since the last published review of outcome following fracture of the proximal phalanx in Thoroughbred racehorses in the UK, and contemporary results are needed to be able to advise of expected outcome. OBJECTIVES: Collect and analyse outcome data following repair of fractures of the proximal phalanx in Thoroughbred racehorses in the UK. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Case records of all Thoroughbred racehorses admitted to Newmarket Equine Hospital for evaluation of a parasagittal fracture of the proximal phalanx during a 5-year period were reviewed...
May 30, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555939/comparison-of-aloe-vera-and-omeprazole-for-treatment-of-equine-gastric-ulcer-syndrome
#8
J Bush, R van den Boom, S H Franklin
BACKGROUND: Anecdotally, aloe vera is used to treat gastric ulceration, although no studies have yet investigated its efficacy in horses. OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that aloe vera would be non-inferior to omeprazole for the treatment of equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS). STUDY DESIGN: Randomised, blinded clinical trial. METHODS: Forty horses with grade ≥2 lesions of the squamous and/or glandular mucosa were randomly assigned to one of 2 groups...
May 28, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548349/head-withers-and-pelvic-movement-asymmetry-and-their-relative-timing-in-trot-in-racing-thoroughbreds-in-training
#9
T Pfau, K Noordwijk, M F Sepulveda Caviedes, E Persson-Sjodin, A Barstow, B Forbes, M Rhodin
BACKGROUND: Horses show compensatory head movement in hindlimb lameness and compensatory pelvis movement in forelimb lameness but little is known about the relationship of withers movement symmetry with head and pelvic asymmetry in horses with naturally occurring gait asymmetries. Objectives To document head, withers and pelvic movement asymmetry and timing differences in horses with naturally occurring gait asymmetries. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of gait data...
May 26, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543943/assessment-of-horse-owners-ability-to-recognise-equine-laminitis-a-cross-sectional-study-of-93-veterinary-diagnosed-cases-in-great-britain
#10
D Pollard, C E Wylie, K L P Verheyen, J R Newton
BACKGROUND: Use of owner-reported data could further epidemiological knowledge of equine laminitis. However, owner recognition of laminitis has not previously been assessed. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to establish whether cases of owner-suspected laminitis would be confirmed as laminitis by the attending veterinary surgeon. Secondary objectives were to compare owner- and veterinary-reported information from veterinary-confirmed cases of equine laminitis...
May 22, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543538/clinical-and-histopathological-features-of-myofibrillar-myopathy-in-warmblood-horses
#11
S J Valberg, A M Nicholson, S S Lewis, R A Reardon, C J Finno
BACKGROUND: To report a novel exertional myopathy, myofibrillar myopathy (MFM), in Warmblood horses. OBJECTIVES: To 1) describe the distinctive clinical and myopathic features of MFM in Warmblood horses, 2) investigate the potential inheritance of MFM in a Warmblood family. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective selection of MFM cases and prospective evaluation of a Warmblood family. METHODS: Retrospectively, muscle biopsies were selected from Warmblood horses diagnosed with MFM and clinical histories obtained (n = 10)...
May 22, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543410/the-diagnosis-of-equine-insulin-dysregulation
#12
REVIEW
F R Bertin, M A de Laat
Insulin dysregulation is the hallmark of Equine Metabolic Syndrome and has received attention because of its direct association with laminitis. In the absence of an adequate treatment for laminitis, a focus on prophylaxis is needed, making early detection of individuals at risk of developing laminitis one of the main challenges in equine endocrinology. Recent studies have shown that insulin dysregulation goes beyond tissue insulin resistance and it is now demonstrated that the equine enteroinsular axis plays a major role in insulin secretion and equine hyperinsulinaemia...
May 22, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517110/outcome-after-medical-and-surgical-intervention-in-horses-with-temporohyoid-osteoarthropathy
#13
P M Espinosa, J E Nieto, K E Estell, P H Kass, M Aleman
BACKGROUND: Temporohyoid osteoarthropathy (THO) is a cause of neurological disease in horses characterised by facial and vestibulocochlear nerve deficits. Studies reporting and comparing survival following medical or surgical treatment of THO are lacking. OBJECTIVES: To compare survival and prognosis of horses with THO treated medically or surgically; and to report surgical complications. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. METHODS: Medical records of horses diagnosed with THO were retrieved, and signalment, clinical signs and duration, presence of corneal ulceration and bilateral occurrence were recorded...
May 18, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502090/successful-use-of-lipid-emulsion-to-resuscitate-a-foal-after-intravenous-lidocaine-induced-cardiovascular-collapse
#14
V Vieitez, I Á Gómez de Segura, M Martin-Cuervo, L Alfonso Gracia, L Javier Ezquerra
BACKGROUND: Lipid emulsion has been reported to be effective for the treatment of local anaesthetic overdoses in rats, dogs and humans. OBJECTIVES: To describe the successful treatment of cardiovascular lidocaine toxicity in a foal with intravenous lipid administration. STUDY DESIGN: Observational study: case report. METHODS: An 8-month-old Arabian cross foal was anaesthetised for removal of the right alar fold and nasal plate...
May 14, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480574/description-of-the-incidence-clinical-presentation-and-outcome-of-proximal-limb-and-pelvic-fracture-in-hong-kong-racehorses-2003-2014
#15
L McGlinchey, M J Hurley, C Riggs, S M Rosanowski
REASONS FOR PERFORMING THE STUDY: Few studies have described the incidence of proximal limb and pelvic fractures (PLPF) occurring in Thoroughbred racehorses on race-day and during training. There is limited information regarding clinical presentation and future racing career in PLPF cases. OBJECTIVES: Describe the incidence, clinical presentation and outcome of PLPF sustained by horses in racing and training at the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) between 2003 and 2014...
May 8, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470955/phenotypic-characterisation-of-cell-populations-in-the-brains-of-horses-experimentally-infected-with-west-nile-virus
#16
G H Delcambre, J Liu, W J Streit, G P J Shaw, K Vallario, J Herrington, N Wenzlow, K L Barr, M T Long
BACKGROUND: West Nile virus (WNV), a mosquito borne member of the Flaviviridae, is one of the most commonly diagnosed agents of viral encephalitis in horses and people worldwide. OBJECTIVES: A cassette of markers for formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue and an archive of tissues from experimental infections in the horse were used to investigate the equine neuroimmune response to WNV meningoencephalomyelitis to phenotype the early response to WNV infection in the horse...
May 4, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470857/effects-of-0-2-brimonidine-and-0-2-brimonidine-0-5-timolol-on-intraocular-pressure-and-pupil-size-in-normal-equine-eyes
#17
M Von Zup, M Lassaline, P H Kass, P E Miller, S M Thomasy
BACKGROUND: Brimonidine is an α2 -adrenergic agonist that decreases aqueous humour production and may increase uveoscleral outflow. It has not been evaluated in normal or glaucomatous equine eyes. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of brimonidine in lowering intraocular pressure (IOP), alone and in conjunction with timolol, as a treatment for equine glaucoma by comparing IOP in normal equine eyes treated with brimonidine and brimonidine-timolol, respectively, with IOP in control eyes...
May 4, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470772/validation-of-the-ultrasonographic-assessment-of-the-femoral-trochlea-epiphyseal-cartilage-in-foals-at-osteochondrosis-predilected-sites-with-mri-and-histology
#18
G Martel, C Forget, G Gilbert, H Richard, T Moser, J Olive, S Laverty
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive imaging tools are needed to screen foal femoropatellar joints to detect subclinical osteochondrosis lesions due to focal failure of endochondral ossification to enhance early management to optimise intrinsic healing events. Recently investigations employing 3T susceptibility-weighted MRI (3T SWI MRI) and CT have demonstrated their capacity for early osteochondrosis diagnosis, but these technologies are not practical for field screening. We postulate that ultrasonography is a valuable field tool for the detection of subclinical osteochondrosis lesions...
May 4, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445006/equine-atypical-myopathy-in-the-uk-epidemiological-characteristics-of-cases-reported-from-2011-to-2015-and-factors-associated-with-survival
#19
S González-Medina, J L Ireland, R J Piercy, J R Newton, D M Votion
BACKGROUND: Equine atypical myopathy (AM) is a toxic rhabdomyolysis associated with ingestion of hypoglycin A, derived typically in Europe, from Acer pseudoplatanus tree. Despite the wide distribution of this tree species in the UK, the number of cases reported annually varies, and there has been an apparent increase in prevalence in recent years. Although AM was first recognised in the UK, epidemiological studies have never been conducted focused solely on this country. OBJECTIVES: To describe the spatiotemporal distribution, presentation, treatment and outcome of AM cases reported in the UK...
April 26, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437035/the-association-between-oral-examination-findings-and-computed-tomographic-appearance-of-the-equine-temporomandibular-joint
#20
J L Carmalt, H Simhofer, A Bienert-Zeit, J E Rawlinson, C L Waldner
BACKGROUND: The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) forms the junction between the maxilla and mandible. Movement of the jaw and resulting masticatory forces have been extensively studied in the horse; however, less is known about the inter-relationship between this joint and oral and dental pathology. OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between specific oral and dental pathologies and anatomical variations of the TMJ imaged with computed tomography (CT) in horses with asymptomatic TMJs...
April 24, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
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