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Pulmonary arterial pressure testing for high mountain disease in cattle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17920462     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
High mountain or brisket disease is an economically costly disease of cattle raised at elevations greater than 1500 m (5000 ft). It appears that no one breed is resistant to the effects of high-altitude hypoxia. Some breeds, and pedigrees within breeds, appear to be more naturally resistant to the effects of high altitude. Multiple factors contribute to the variance in pulmonary arterial pressure in cattle, including breed, gender, body condition, concurrent illness, environmental conditions, elevation, and genetics. Pulmonary arterial pressure testing is an effective diagnostic and management tool used to identify clinically affected and high-risk animals. The procedure can be performed in the field and is an economically valuable method for the selection and breeding management of beef cattle raised at high altitude.
Authors:
Timothy N Holt; Robert J Callan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0749-0720     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Clin. North Am. Food Anim. Pract.     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-08     Completed Date:  2007-12-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511905     Medline TA:  Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  575-96, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA. timothy.holt@colostate.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Altitude
Altitude Sickness / diagnosis,  genetics,  veterinary*
Animals
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Breeding
Cattle
Cattle Diseases / diagnosis*,  genetics
Hypertension, Pulmonary / diagnosis,  genetics,  veterinary*
Pulmonary Artery*
Pulmonary Wedge Pressure / physiology

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