Subclinical diseases underlying poor performance in endurance horses: diagnostic methods and predictive tests.

@article{Fraipont2011SubclinicalDU,
  title={Subclinical diseases underlying poor performance in endurance horses: diagnostic methods and predictive tests.},
  author={Audrey Fraipont and Emmanuelle van Erck and Eve Ramery and Eric A Richard and J. M. Denoix and Pierre M Lekeux and Tatiana Art},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={2011},
  volume={169 6},
  pages={154}
}
Thirty-eight endurance horses underwent clinical and ancillary examinations, including haematological and biochemical evaluation, standardised exercise tests both on a treadmill and in the field, Doppler echocardiography, impulse oscillometry, video endoscopy and collection of respiratory fluids. All of the examined poorly performing horses were affected by subclinical diseases, and most of them had multiple concomitant disorders. On the contrary, the well-performing horses were free of any… CONTINUE READING

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