Journal article

Plasma concentrations of inflammatory markers in previously laminitic ponies

H Wray, J Elliott, SR Bailey, PA Harris, NJ Menzies-Gow

EQUINE VETERINARY JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2013

Abstract

REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY: The mechanisms underlying individual animal predisposition to pasture-associated laminitis remain unclear; however, chronic inflammation is implicated. OBJECTIVES: To identify differences in the inflammatory profile of a group of previously laminitic ponies compared with control animals at pasture in late spring and winter. METHODS: Previously laminitic (PL; n = 38 and 42) and nonlaminitic control ponies (NL; n = 41 and 39) were sampled in late spring and winter. Body condition score, height, weight and crest height and thickness were measured. Plasma concentrations of tumour necrosis factor-α, serum amyloid A, haptoglobin, insulin, adiponectin, triglyceride, fi..

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