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Summer pasture-associated obstructive pulmonary disease in horses: 21 cases (1983-1991).
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PMID:  8454516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Medical records of 21 horses with summer pasture-associated obstructive pulmonary disease were reviewed, and history, signalment, clinical signs, radiographic signs, clinicopathologic data, and therapeutic response were determined. Most affected horses were used as pleasure horses, and for the most part, remained at pasture when not in use. The mean age (+/- SD) was 13.7 +/- 3.6 years. Clinical signs included intermittent nasal discharge, cough, tachypnea, labored expiratory effort, and crackles and wheezes on auscultation. Radiography frequently revealed interstitial patterns in the lung fields; in horses with chronic disease, pulmonary overinflation was evident. Hemogram was usually normal, and transtracheal wash fluid was characterized by nondegenerate neutrophils.
T L Seahorn; R E Beadle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association     Volume:  202     ISSN:  0003-1488     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-19     Completed Date:  1993-04-19     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503067     Medline TA:  J Am Vet Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  779-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803-8410.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Horse Diseases / epidemiology,  etiology*
Hypersensitivity / complications,  veterinary
Lung Diseases, Obstructive / epidemiology,  etiology,  veterinary*
Retrospective Studies

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