Amelia S Munsterman

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OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of pretreatment with alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, on equine synovial explants challenged with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). ANIMALS 8 mature mixed-breed horses (4 mares and 4 geldings). PROCEDURE Synovial explants were assigned to receive 1 of 7 concentrations of alpha-linolenic acid,(More)
Bullet wounds in horses can cause a wide array of injuries, determined by the type of projectile, the energy of the bullet on entry, and the type of tissue the bullet encounters. Treatment includes identification of all structures involved, debridement of the permanent cavity, and establishing adequate drainage. Bullet wounds should be treated as(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) in horses that crib and compare it with IAP in horses that do not have this vice. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study. ANIMALS Healthy cribbing horses (cribbing cohort, n = 8) and 8 healthy noncribbing horses (noncribbing cohort). METHODS A microsensor catheter was introduced into the peritoneal cavity through(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of an abdominal support wrap and transrectal abdominal palpation on intra-abdominal pressures (IAPs) measured directly from the peritoneal space. DESIGN Prospective, experimental study. SETTING A university-based equine research facility. ANIMALS Ten healthy adult horses, 5 males and 5 females. INTERVENTIONS IAPs(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare in vitro strength and failure characteristics of a tendon implant against a 3 loop pulley suture pattern for equine superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) laceration repair. STUDY DESIGN Experimental. STUDY POPULATION Cadaveric equine forelimb SDFT (n = 16). METHODS One tendon of each of 8 pair of SDFT was randomly selected for(More)
Meta-analysis, the statistical synthesis of pertinent literature to develop evidence-based conclusions, is relatively new to the field of molecular ecology, with the first meta-analysis published in the journal Molecular Ecology in 2003 (Slate & Phua 2003). The goal of this article is to formalize the definition of meta-analysis for the authors, editors,(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop an indirect method for measurement of intraabdominal pressures in the standing horse using measurement of gastric pressures as a less invasive technique, and to compare this method with direct intraabdominal pressures obtained from the peritoneal cavity. DESIGN Prospective, experimental study. SETTING University-based equine(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of adhesion barriers in horses using quantitative statistical analysis. STUDY DESIGN Meta-analytical review. METHODS A search using PubMed/MEDLINE and Google Scholar was performed, followed by secondary searches of veterinary trade journals, bibliographies of relevant articles, manufacturer websites, and technical(More)