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Retrospective study of the relationships between age, inflammation and the isolation of bacteria from the lower respiratory tract of thoroughbred horses.

Chapman, PS, Green, C, Main, JP, Taylor, PM, Cunningham, FM, Cook, AJ and Marr, CM (2000) Retrospective study of the relationships between age, inflammation and the isolation of bacteria from the lower respiratory tract of thoroughbred horses. Vet Rec, 146 (4). pp. 91-95.

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Abstract

A total of 1235 tracheal aspirates taken from 724 thoroughbreds in race training, aged from two to 10 years, were examined cytologically and bacteriologically. An inflammation scoring system on a scale of 0 to 9 was devised to allow the severity of lower airway disease to be assessed from the cytological results. The inflammation scores were closely related to the isolation of bacteria (P<0.001), and the most common bacterial isolates were Streptococcus zooepidemicus, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Pasteurella/Actinobacillus-like species. Lower airway disease was less common in older horses (P = 0.031), and the groups at highest risk were the two- and four-year-olds. Lower airway inflammation was more common in the four-year-olds at National Hunt yards than in the four-year-olds at flat racing yards (P = 0.040, odds ratio = 3.80).

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Chapman, PSUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Green, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Main, JPUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Taylor, PMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cunningham, FMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cook, AJalasdair.j.cook@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Marr, CMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 22 January 2000
Uncontrolled Keywords : Actinobacillus, Actinobacillus Infections, Age Factors, Animals, Female, Horse Diseases, Horses, Inflammation, Male, Pasteurella, Pasteurella Infections, Respiratory Tract Infections, Retrospective Studies, Streptococcal Infections, Streptococcus equi, Streptococcus pneumoniae
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:14
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:48
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/826986

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