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The serum concentrations of serum amyloid A, haptoglobin and fibrinogen were measured in a group of horses before and at intervals after elective and non-elective surgery, and in a control group of normal horses. There was a significant, rapid and repeatable increase in the concentration of serum amyloid A in response to both elective and non-elective(More)
Reports of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in animals have become more frequent in recent years. This paper documents the recovery of MRSA from animals with respiratory, urinary tract or wound infection and from animals subjected to surgical procedures following treatment in one veterinary hospital and 16 private veterinary clinics in(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a technique for eye enucleation in standing sedated horses and to report outcome in 40 horses. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. ANIMALS Horses (n=40) requiring eye enucleation. METHODS The eye was enucleated using a transpalpebral technique in 40 horses restrained in stocks and sedated. Anesthesia of orbital structures was(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY There are potential advantages to imaging the upper portion of the respiratory tract (URT) of horses during ridden exercise. With the advent of a wireless endoscope, this is now possible. However, there has been no detailed validation of the technique and findings have not been compared to ridden speed. OBJECTIVES To assess(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Deafness has been reported in horses due to a variety of causes and objective auditory assessment has been performed with brainstem auditory evoked potential testing. Evoked otoacoustic emission (OAE) tests are widely used in human patients for hearing screening, detecting partial hearing loss (including frequency-specific(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe surgical techniques used for correction of congenital nasal deviation (wry nose) in horses (wry nose) and to report outcome. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. ANIMALS Horses (n=4), 5-17 months old with wry nose. METHODS Nasal deviation was corrected by transecting the premaxillae/maxillae and nasal bones at their site of maximum(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY To determine the association between owner-reported noise and findings during dynamic respiratory endoscopy (DRE) in a large case series. HYPOTHESIS The sensitivity of owner-reported noise for dynamic upper respiratory tract obstructions in horses is low, and the specificity is high. METHODS One hundred horses underwent DRE(More)
OBJECTIVES To record the angiographic anatomy of the equine internal carotid artery (ICA) using angiography techniques. STUDY DESIGN In vitro descriptive study. SAMPLE POPULATION Equine cadaver specimens (n = 50). METHODS Head and neck specimens from horses of mixed breed, age, sex, and use without a history of guttural pouch disease had carotid and(More)
Four horses and one pony, ranging in age from one to 11 years, were diagnosed with two different types of odontoid peg fractures. Their clinical signs included reluctance to move the neck and head, dullness, and abnormalities of gait. Radiography was essential for the diagnosis, and the method of treatment varied depending on the severity of the(More)
Delayed healing associated with distal limb wounds is a particular problem in equine clinical practice. Recent studies in human beings and other species have demonstrated the beneficial wound healing properties of honey, and medical grade honey dressings are available commercially in equine practice. Equine clinicians are reported to source other(More)