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Prevalence of noninfectious respiratory disease in thoroughbred racehorses


Jusoh, Siti Zurida and Fateh Mohamed, Bashir Ahmad and Omar, Mohamed Ariff and King Murdoch, Alistair Ivon (2011) Prevalence of noninfectious respiratory disease in thoroughbred racehorses. In: 6th Seminar on Veterinary Sciences, 11-14 Jan. 2011, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia. (pp. 91-98).


The objective of the study was to identify the most common noninfectious respiratory diseases in Thoroughbred racehorses and to determine effect on their performance. One hundred and thirty randomly selected records of Thoroughbred racehorses at the Perak Turf Club, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia diagnosed with noninfectious respiratory disease and with complains of poor athletic performance accompanied by coughing, exercise intolerance and abnormal respiratory noises were obtained. Among the data recorded and analyzed were surgery and racing performance records, which were used to determine the most prevalent noninfectious respiratory diseases in the Thoroughbred racehorses. The results showed that the most common noninfectious respiratory disease in Thoroughbred racehorses is exercise-induced pulmonary haemorrhage (EIPH) 49.2%), recurrent laryngeal neuropathy (28.2%), respiratory allergy (10%), epiglottic entrapment (EE) (7.7%), displacement of the soft palate (DDSP) (3.8%) and subepiglottic cysts (0.8%). The study also showed that surgical correction for recurrent laryngeal neuropathy (RLN) (Grade IV and Grade V), epiglottic entrapment, dorsal displacement of soft palate (Persistent) and subepiglottic cysts (SEC) gave good resolution and good prognosis for recovery. Thus surgical treatments of Thoroughbred racehorses with noninfectious respiratory disease can improve their athletic performance.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Keywords: Exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage (EIPH); Recurrent laryngeal neuropathy (RLN); Respiratory allergy; Epiglottic entrapment (EE)
Depositing User: Azizan Arshad
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 03:29
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2015 09:48
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/26715
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