Equine proceedings papers from CVC | dvm360 magazine

Equine proceedings papers from CVC

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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Septic arthritis and osteomyelitis are recognized sequela to bacteremia/sepsis in the neonatal foal.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Aging is not a disease. It occurs in all organisms if they live long enough! Some definitions that are helpful when speaking about aging include life span, life expectancy, chronologic age, biologic age and demographic age.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Recurrent airway obstruction (RAO, or heaves) and inflammatory airway disease (IAD) are highly prevalent in stabled horses, and require treatment with corticosteroids and bronchodilators in addition to environmental modification.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Older horses can present with the same problems as the younger horse but there are a few specific problems that occur with age or worsen with age.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
The three most common gastrointestinal problems that are seen in the foal include colic, gastric ulcer disease and diarrhea. Though these are also common in the adult the foal has different specific etiologies and treatments.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
For any practitioner engaged in sport horse practice, a familiarity with upper airway endoscopy is extremely useful.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
The bronchoalveolar lavage has been described as a liquid biopsy, and, indeed, this is an apt description.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Pleuropneumonia is a devastating disease, which can result in permanent respiratory impairment if not treated promptly and properly.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Sensitivity is poor – diseases such as IAD can be clinically silent for many years. Specificity is also poor, as many diseases share similar signs such as cough
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Approximately 80% of stabled horses show evidence of airway inflammation, and a recent survey performed by the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine shows that at least 25% of horses show overt signs of inflammatory airway disease, such as cough or exercise intolerance.