Journal article

Clinical and diagnostic features of inflammatory airway disease subtypes in horses examined because of poor performance: 98 cases (2004-2010).

Rose D Nolen-Walston, Michelle Harris, Morgan E Agnew, Benson B Martin, Virginia B Reef, Raymond C Boston, Elizabeth J Davidson

J Am Vet Med Assoc | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there are important differences relating to seasonality of signs or clinical features between subtypes of inflammatory airway disease (IAD) in horses caused by neutrophilic and eosinophilic-mastocytic inflammation having dissimilar etiopathologic pathways. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: 98 horses. PROCEDURES: Data were compiled from medical records of horses examined because of poor performance from 2004 through 2010. Horses underwent a standardized high-speed treadmill test, lameness evaluation, cardiac evaluation, and postexercise bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). By means of standard BAL cytologic criteria, horses were divided into 4 groups: eosino..

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