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Small airway disease as a vanguard for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9368979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Equine allergic small airway disease is a highly prevalent respiratory condition among the stabled horse population. With the assistance of new diagnostic tools such as bronchoalveolar lavage, the condition can be recognized in young performing horses. The pathophysiological and clinical features resemble an earlier stage of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as determined by the appearance of specific inflammatory cells. Although environmental management is paramount in controlling the disease, proper selective therapeutic regimens are as important to reduce the concurrent inflammation and to reduce exacerbations of the disease.
L Viel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0749-0739     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Clin. North Am. Equine Pract.     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-01-22     Completed Date:  1998-01-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511904     Medline TA:  Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  549-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchial Hyperreactivity / etiology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Bronchoalveolar Lavage / methods,  veterinary
Bronchoscopy / methods,  veterinary
Disease Progression
Horse Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  pathology
Lung Diseases, Obstructive / etiology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Respiratory Function Tests / methods,  veterinary

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