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Laboratory findings in respiratory fluids of the poorly-performing horse.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19481964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Any disorder impairing a performance horse's ability to ventilate its lungs and exchange oxygen compromises exercise performance in any discipline. Since bronchoalveolar lavage was described in horses in the early 1980s, laboratory evaluation of respiratory fluids, along with clinical and functional assessment of the respiratory system, has become a relevant step in the diagnosis of respiratory disease affecting performance. The aim of this review is to provide objective information to assist clinicians in interpreting laboratory findings by (1) summarising published cytological references values in both clinically healthy horses and those with various airway diseases, (2) assessing the influence of physiological circumstances, such as exercise, on the cytological evaluation, (3) discussing the relationship between cytological and microbiological analyses, clinical signs and respiratory function, and (4) suggesting how this latter relationship may affect performance.
Eric A Richard; Guillaume D Fortier; Pierre M Lekeux; Emmanuelle Van Erck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2009-05-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997)     Volume:  185     ISSN:  1532-2971     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-08     Completed Date:  2010-10-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706281     Medline TA:  Vet J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchoalveolar Lavage / veterinary
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid / cytology*,  microbiology
Horse Diseases / diagnosis*
Physical Conditioning, Animal / physiology*
Respiratory Tract Diseases / diagnosis,  veterinary*
Trachea / cytology
Comment In:
Vet J. 2010 Aug;185(2):100   [PMID:  19729325 ]

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