Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage in Horses: American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Consensus Statement
KW Hinchcliff, LL Couetil, PK Knight, PS Morley, NE Robinson, CR Sweeney, E van Erck
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | WILEY | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: Published studies of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH), when assessed individually, often provide equivocal or conflicting results. Systematic reviews aggregate evidence from individual studies to provide a global assessment of the quality of evidence and to inform recommendations. OBJECTIVES: Evaluate evidence to determine: if EIPH adversely affects the health, welfare or both of horses; if EIPH affects the athletic capacity of horses; the efficacy of prophylactic interventions for EIPH; and if furosemide affects the athletic capacity of horses. ANIMALS: None. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Systematic review. A panel of 7 experts was formed to assess evidence in the peer revi..View full abstract
Funded by ACVIM.Conflict of Interest Declaration: Couetil: None disclosed. Hinchcliff: Travel and accommodation costs only paid to workshop in January 2013 hosted by California Thoroughbred Owners. No consulting or other contracts related to this consensus statement. No current research funding. Previous receipt of funds for EIPH research from the Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation and the Rural Industries Research Corporation (Australia). Knight: Official Veterinarian Racing New South Wales, Australia; Official Veterinarian, Australian Turf Club. Morley: Dr. Morley has been compensated for speaking on topics related to EIPH in conferences and meetings conducted by the ACVIM, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the Horseman's Benevolent Protection Association, California Thoroughbred Owners, and the Jockey Club. He has received funding for research related to EIPH from the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, and support-in-kind for research from the Daily Racing Form. He has no other interests in assets, products, or services related to this consensus statement, financial, or otherwise. Robinson: Travel and accommodation costs paid to speak at "International Summit on Race Day Medication: EIPH and the Racehorse (Belmont September 2011) and at workshop in January 2013 hosted by California Thoroughbred Owners. He has been a coinvestigator on an EIPH-related grant from Grayson Jockey Club Foundation. Sweeney: Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission (Chair 2008-2013, Member 2013 - present). van Erck: None disclosed.