Gender differences in bone turnover in 2-year-old Thoroughbreds.

  title={Gender differences in bone turnover in 2-year-old Thoroughbreds.},
  author={Brendan F. Jackson and C Lonnell and Kristien L. P. Verheyen and James L. N. Wood and D U Pfeiffert and Joanna S. Price},
  journal={Equine veterinary journal},
  volume={35 7},
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Injuries to the skeleton are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in racehorses and age, gender and season have all been shown to influence risk of injury. OBJECTIVES To use biochemical markers of bone cell activity to establish to whether cellular processes in bone underlie these described effects. METHODS Blood samples were collected monthly from 2-year-old horses in race training between November 1998 and September 1999. Mean age at the start of the study… CONTINUE READING