Age over 25 years, but not plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone con-cen-tration above the seasonally adjusted reference range is predictive for radio-graphically assessed changes of chronic laminitis in elderly horses.

Christen, G.; Precht, C.; van der Kolk, J. H.; Fouché, N.; Gerber, V. (2020). Age over 25 years, but not plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone con-cen-tration above the seasonally adjusted reference range is predictive for radio-graphically assessed changes of chronic laminitis in elderly horses. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 162(12), pp. 781-785. Gesellschaft Schweizer Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte 10.17236/sat00283

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INTRODUCTION

Endocrinopathic laminitis occurs as a consequence of hormonal derangements like pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID). The objective of the present study was to assess the occurrence of radiographic changes associated with chronic laminitis in elderly, clinically sound horses. Fifty-one horses were included in the study. Horses were assigned to different age groups, in groups according to their BCS and CNS as well as to groups with different ACTH concentrations in order to assess their risk of chronic laminitis (reported as odds ratios (OR) and confidence intervals (CI)). Horses assigned to an older age group (26-32 years) were significantly more likely to have radiographically assessed changes of chronic laminitis than horses in a younger age group (15-25 years) (OR 3.33; CI 1.05-10.59). The other variables (body condition score, cresty neck score, ACTH concentration) were not associated with an increased risk of having laminitic changes in these horses.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Veterinary Public Health / Herd Health Management
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Equine Clinic
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Clinical Radiology

UniBE Contributor:

Christen, Garance Anne; Precht, Maria Christina; van der Kolk, Johannes Hermanus; Fouché, Nathalie Elisa and Gerber, Vinzenz

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

1664-2848

Publisher:

Gesellschaft Schweizer Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte

Language:

English

Submitter:

Ursula Therese Horst

Date Deposited:

21 Dec 2020 12:21

Last Modified:

12 Mar 2021 11:06

Publisher DOI:

10.17236/sat00283

PubMed ID:

33263545

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Equiden Equine Equines Cushing Syndrom Hormone Hufbeinrotation disfunzione della pars inter­media ipofisaria dysfonction de la pars intermedia de l’hypophyse equini fourbure subclinique geriatric geriatrico geriatrisch gériatrie hormone ormone pituitary pars intermedia ­dysfunction rotation de la phalange distale rotation of the distal phalanx rotazione della falange distale équin

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.149079

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/149079

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