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Case-control study of risk factors for development of pleuropneumonia in horses.

Authors
  • Austin, S M
  • Foreman, J H
  • Hungerford, L L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1995
Volume
207
Issue
3
Pages
325–328
Identifiers
PMID: 7628934
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Risk factors for development of pleuropneumonia were determined by reviewing medical records of 45 horses with pleuropneumonia and 180 control horses examined between Jan 1, 1980 and Jan 1, 1990. Factors considered included age, breed, sex, occupation, transport farther than 500 miles within the previous week, racing within the previous 48 hours, viral respiratory tract infection or exposure to horses with viral respiratory tract disease within the previous 2 weeks, and vaccination against influenza or rhinopneumonitis within the previous 6 months. Results indicated that Thoroughbreds were at a greater risk of developing pleuropneumonia than were other horses, and Standardbreds were at a reduced risk. Transport farther than 500 miles and viral respiratory tract disease or exposure to horses with respiratory tract disease were determined to be risk factors for the development of pleuropneumonia.

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