Robert L Linford

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Quantitated locomotion analysis is increasingly being used during assessment and treatment of gait disorders in human beings. Locomotion analysis is also thought to have potential for enhancing the assessment of lameness in horses. Availability of high-speed video recording systems has simplified the process of quantitated locomotion analysis; however, the(More)
Lameness examinations and radiography of the distal phalanx and associated soft-tissue structures of the front feet of 103 Thoroughbred racehorses, 4 to 9 years old, were performed to determine normal radiographic appearance and morphometry. Of 103 horses examined, 41 were used in the study that were without clinical signs of foot problems or lameness, had(More)
Six normal stallions of light horse breeds aged 5-17 years were used from fall to winter to investigate the difference between steroid hormone concentrations in testicular and jugular venous blood before and after exogenous GnRH. At 48 h before experimentation, an indwelling cannula was placed surgically in the testicular vein of the stallion. After the(More)
A lateral radiograph of the pharyngeal region provides a technique for identifying pharyngeal disorders, including entrapment of the epiglottic cartilage and dorsal displacement of the soft palate. Epiglottic cartilage length, predicted from radiographs by measurement from the body of the thyroid cartilage to the tip of the epiglottis (thyroepiglottic(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare ocular structures of Quarter Horses homozygous for hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia (HERDA) with those of Quarter Horses not affected by HERDA (control horses) and to determine the frequency of new corneal ulcers for horses with and without HERDA during a 4-year period. DESIGN Cohort study of ocular structures and(More)
Scintigraphy was used to evaluate digital circulation at 24 h intervals in 11 control horses and in nine horses affected with acute laminitis created by administration of a high-starch ration. Following intra-arterial injection of technetium-99m macroaggregated albumin into the brachiocephalic trunk, static images were acquired of the right front foot.(More)
A 14-day-old female Brahman calf was referred because of respiratory stridor since birth. Radiography and endoscopy were used to diagnose a pharyngeal cyst, which was subsequently surgically removed. The subepiglottic location and histopathologic features of the cyst were consistent with origin from an embryologic thyroglossal duct remnant.
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF WORK Limited research to date has characterized the potential for HRPO to function as a primary molecular probe. METHODS Pulmonary airway fluid was developed by non-reducing far-Western (ligand) blot analyses utilizing conjugated HRPO-strepavidin or non-conjugated HRPO without the presence of primary immunoglobulin. Endogenous(More)
A cannulation technique was developed to collect blood samples from the ovarian vein of mares over an extended period. Ovarian venous cannulae placed in 4 mares remained patent for a mean (+/- SEM) duration of 36.8 (+/- 6.2) days. During mid-diestrus, concentrations of progesterone in the ovarian vein ipsilateral to the corpus luteum (1,663.8 +/- 238.8(More)