Journal article

Risk factors for development of acute laminitis in horses during hospitalization: 73 cases (1997-2004).

Corrina Snook Parsons, James A Orsini, Robert Krafty, Linda Capewell, Ray Boston

J Am Vet Med Assoc | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for development of acute laminitis in horses during hospitalization for illness or injury. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. ANIMALS: 73 horses that developed laminitis (case horses) and 146 horses that did not develop laminitis (control horses) during hospitalization. PROCEDURES: Case and control horses were matched in a 2:1 ratio by the date on which each horse was evaluated. Potential risk factors investigated included age, breed, and sex; highest and lowest values recorded during hospitalization for fibrinogen concentration, WBC count, PCV, and total solids concentration; and comorbid disease states, including pneumonia, endotoxemia, diarrhea, ..

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