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See detailOsteochondosis in foals
Sandersen, Charlotte ULg; Vander Heyden, Laurent ULg; Detilleux, Johann ULg et al

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (2013), 127(17), 456-467

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See detailAssociation of breeding conditions with prevalence of osteochondrosis in foals
Vander Heyden, Laurent ULg; Lejeune, Jean-Philippe ULg; Caudron, Isabelle ULg et al

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (2013), 178

Osteochondrosis (OC) is the most common developmental orthopaedic disease in horses and represents a major problem to the horse industry. The complete mechanism of this multifactorial disease is not yet ... [more ▼]

Osteochondrosis (OC) is the most common developmental orthopaedic disease in horses and represents a major problem to the horse industry. The complete mechanism of this multifactorial disease is not yet elucidated, but it is accepted that OC lesions are the result of intrinsic genetic and external factors. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the relationship between breeding management and OC. Breeding conditions were recorded, and a radiological examination was performed in 223 foals. Feeding practice and housing management were analysed in a multivariate model to determine risk factors for OC in three periods: gestation, birth to weaning and weaning to one-year-old. The major breakthrough of this study is the significant relationship between OC development and (1) the maternal nutrition during gestation and (2) the type of housing of the foals during their first year. It appears that mares fed with concentrates during gestation are more likely to produce foals that are subsequently affected by OC compared with other mares (P<0.05). Foals housed exclusively at pasture until one year of age are significantly less affected than foals exclusively housed in box or, alternatively, in box and at pasture (P<0.05). These results underline the role of the energy metabolism and the level of exercise in the aetiologic process of the disease, and help to develop preventive strategies during the crucial period of gestation to one year of age of the foal. [less ▲]

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See detailColl2-1, Coll2-1NO2 and myeloperoxidase concentrations in the synovial fluid of equine tarsocrural joints affected with osteochondrosis.
Verwilghen, Denis ULg; Martens, Ann; Busschers, Evita et al

in Veterinary Research Communications (2011), 35(7), 401-8

The measurement of biomarkers that reflect cartilage breakdown is a powerful tool for investigating joint damage caused by disease or injury. Particularly in cases of osteochondrosis, synovial ... [more ▼]

The measurement of biomarkers that reflect cartilage breakdown is a powerful tool for investigating joint damage caused by disease or injury. Particularly in cases of osteochondrosis, synovial concentrations of these biomarkers may reveal the presence of osteoarthritic changes. Coll2-1, Coll2-1 NO2 and myeloperoxidase have recently been introduced in equine osteoarticular research but comparison between the concentrations of these markers in OCD affected and healthy joints has not been made. Therefore, this study aimed at reporting the synovial concentrations of these biomarkers in joints affected with osteochondral fragments in the tarsocrural joint compared to unaffected joints. Myeloperoxidase and Coll2-1NO2 revealed to have similar levels between affected joints and controls. However, in contrast to previous studies using C2C the present study demonstrated that synovial levels of Coll2-1 were significantly elevated in tarsocrural joints affected with osteochondrosis. Thus, Coll2-1 may be an earlier marker of cartilage degeneration than other cartilage degradation markers that have been previously used in equine medicine. [less ▲]

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See detailGene expression profiling from leukocytes of horses affected by osteochondrosis.
Serteyn, Didier ULg; Piquemal, D.; Vander Heyden, Laurent ULg et al

in Journal of Orthopaedic Research (2010)

Osteochondrosis (OC) is a developmental disease that affects growing horses and that severely affects their ability to perform. The genetic basis of its pathogenesis is poorly understood. The aim of the ... [more ▼]

Osteochondrosis (OC) is a developmental disease that affects growing horses and that severely affects their ability to perform. The genetic basis of its pathogenesis is poorly understood. The aim of the study was to analyze the transcript profile of leukocytes from horses affected with OC. Two transcriptome libraries were constructed from leukocytes of OC-affected and non-OC-affected horses using digital gene expression analysis (DGE) and real-time PCR. Statistical analysis allowed selection of 1,008 tags upregulated in the non-OC-affected group and 1,545 tags upregulated in the OC-affected group. Among these genes, 16 regulated genes and 5 housekeeping genes were selected. Metabolic pathways analysis showed an obvious dysregulation of several signaling pathways related to cartilage formation or cartilage repair, including Wnt, Indian hedgehog, and TGF-beta signaling. Other genes, including ISG, ApoB, MGAT4, and TBC1D9, showed a significantly different expression between groups. These genes may play a role in high carbohydrate diet, abnormal insulin metabolism, or inflammation, mechanisms suspected to be involved in OC. This DGE analysis of the transcript profile of leukocytes from OC-affected horses demonstrated significant differences in comparison to the control library. These results open new perspectives for the understanding of equine OC. (c) 2010 Orthopaedic Research Society. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Orthop Res. [less ▲]

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See detailDevelopment of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for equine neutrophil elastase measurement in blood: Preliminary application to colic cases.
de la Rebière de Pouyade, Geoffroy ULg; Franck, Thierry ULg; Salciccia, Alexandra ULg et al

in Veterinary immunology and immunopathology (2010)

Equine neutrophil elastase (NE) is a protease released in inflammatory diseases and participating in tissue destruction. To measure NE in horse plasma to assess its role in pathological conditions, we ... [more ▼]

Equine neutrophil elastase (NE) is a protease released in inflammatory diseases and participating in tissue destruction. To measure NE in horse plasma to assess its role in pathological conditions, we purified elastase from equine neutrophils by a double step chromatography and obtained a pure protein of 27kDa, 4kDa smaller than the NE 2A previously purified (Scudamore et al., 1993; Dagleish et al., 1999), which was likely to be NE 2B. We developed an ELISA by using two specific polyclonal antibodies obtained from rabbit and guinea pig. The sandwich complex was detected using a secondary antibody conjugated to alkaline phosphatase. The ELISA showed good precision and accuracy, with intra- and inter-assay coefficients of variation below 10% for equine NE concentrations ranging from 1.875 to 60ng/ml. A stable plasma NE value, unaffected by the delay of centrifugation (over 4h), was obtained with plasma from EDTA anticoagulated blood. The mean value (+/-SEM) measured in 37 healthy horses was 32.53+/-4.6ng/ml. NE level in plasma of horses with colic at the time of admission was significantly higher than in healthy horses. Our results indicate that the ELISA technique we developed to measure plasmatic NE is a powerful tool for studying the role of elastase in equine inflammatory disease. In future, the application will be extended to other equine biological fluids. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of intensive exercise on plasmatic neutrophil elastase level in eventing and endurance horses
Lejeune, Jean-Philippe ULg; Sandersen, Charlotte ULg; Votion, Dominique ULg et al

in Equine Veterinary Journal. Supplement (2010), 48

Reasons for performing the study – Intensive exercise induces a systemic inflammatory response characterized by an increase of blood neutrophil count and myeloperoxidase (MPO) release. Neutrophil elastase ... [more ▼]

Reasons for performing the study – Intensive exercise induces a systemic inflammatory response characterized by an increase of blood neutrophil count and myeloperoxidase (MPO) release. Neutrophil elastase (NE) could also contribute to tissues lesions by their proteinase activities. Objective – To compare plasmatic NE concentrations before and after different forms of intensive exercise. Materials and Methods – EDTA blood samples were taken from 51 eventing horses (EvH) and 32 endurance horses (EndH) were sampled before the race (T0). Blood sampling was performed 2 h (T1) after completing either phase D of a one or two star eventing competition (n=51) or a 120 or 160 km endurance race (n=32). Plasmatic NE and MPO were measured by a specific equine ELISA. Neutrophil counts and creatine kinase (CK) levels were also measured. A Wilcoxon test for paired samples was used to compare mean values of neutrophils, CK, MPO and NE at T0 and T1 in EvH and in EndH. Correlations were calculated between all the 4 parameters in EvH and EndH. Results – At T0, mean NE levels were 14.43 ± 3.63 ng/ml for EvH and 11.7 ± 2.11 ng/ml for EndH. The competition induced a significant increase of NE levels in (58.57 ± 24.06 ng/mL) EvH and (95.74 ± 22.70 ng/mL) EndH (p < 0,05). NE was significantly (p < 0,0001) correlated to MPO in EvH (r = 0.293) and EndH (0.594) and to CK (r = 0.297) in EndH (p<0.0001). Neutrophils, CK and MPO were significantly increased between T0 and T1 in both types of horses. Conclusions – Significant increase of NE was observed after intense exercise with a significant correlation between NE and MPO. The huge variability in MPO and ELT, indicates, that not all horses show the same intensity of systemic inflammatory response. [less ▲]

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See detailRelationship between biochemical markers and radiographic scores in the evaluation of the osteoarticular status of Warmblood stallions
Verwilghen, Denis ULg; Busoni, Valeria ULg; Gangl, Monika et al

in Research in Veterinary Science (2009), 87(2), 319-28

Establishing the osteoarticular status of the horse is often performed by means of radiological screening of the animals. Widespread blood sampling could reveal to be an interesting alternative to this ... [more ▼]

Establishing the osteoarticular status of the horse is often performed by means of radiological screening of the animals. Widespread blood sampling could reveal to be an interesting alternative to this procedure which is time consuming and sometimes technically difficult. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the radiological status of the horses and the levels of biochemical markers of cartilage degradation and synovial inflammation. A specific radiological scoring and classification system was therefore developed and applied on 63 stallions presented for studbook admission. Additionally, groups of horses were established according to the occurrence of osteochondrosis, degenerative joint disease and distal interphalangeal joint effusion. Insulin growth factor-I, myeloperoxidases, Coll2-1 and Coll2-1NO(2) were used as blood markers. The combination of the blood parameters did not seem to correlate with the used scoring system. Coll2-1NO(2) levels however tended to increase with poorer radiological class and this could therefore potentially be a useful predictor of the osteoarticular status in the horse. Coll2-1 levels were significantly higher in the degenerative joint disease group. A high percentage of horses with distal interphalangeal joint effusion was present in this study and was associated with decreased IGF-I and increased Coll2-1 levels. [less ▲]

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See detailVariations of plasmatic concentrations of Insulin-like Growth Factor-I in post-pubescent horses affected with developmental osteochondral lesions.
Verwilghen, Denis ULg; Vander Heyden, Laurent ULg; Franck, Thierry ULg et al

in Veterinary Research Communications (2009)

Developmental osteochondral lesions are often encountered in the equine population and are a major cause of lameness. Different growth factors that act systemically as well as locally regulate the growth ... [more ▼]

Developmental osteochondral lesions are often encountered in the equine population and are a major cause of lameness. Different growth factors that act systemically as well as locally regulate the growth of cartilage. Among them is Insulin-like Growth Factor I that has been demonstrated to promote chondrocyte growth and differentiation and that has been shown to influence cartilage repair. The aims of this study were to investigate differences in circulating plasma levels of Insulin-like Growth Factor-I in post-pubescent horses affected with developmental osteochondral lesions compared to unaffected ones. Significantly higher values of circulating Insulin-like Growth Factor-I levels were found in the affected group (n = 82) compared to controls (n = 86). This result may still reflect an earlier imbalance in IGF-I levels from horses with developmental osteochondral lesions considering the aetiopathological link which has been made between IGF-I and the occurrence of osteochondrosis. However, other studies have shown increased expression of IGF-I after cartilage damage. The higher levels found in this study could be due to a healing response of the cartilage to the damage caused by the osteochondral lesions. [less ▲]

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See detailConduite à tenir face a un cas de myopathie atypique du cheval au pré
Van Galen, Gaby ULg; Serteyn, Didier ULg; Marcillaud Pitel, Chistel et al

(2008, October)

Owing to the systematic recording of epidemiological and clinical data of European cases of atypical myopathy via the « Atypical Myopathy Alert Group » (AMAG) risk factors for AM have been recognized ... [more ▼]

Owing to the systematic recording of epidemiological and clinical data of European cases of atypical myopathy via the « Atypical Myopathy Alert Group » (AMAG) risk factors for AM have been recognized. Preventive measures may be advised from the identified demographic, managemental and environmental risk factors for atypical myopathy. From the clinical course of affected horses and the review of the lately published scientific papers, a symptomatic treatment is proposed as well as a supportive therapy based on the recently identified pathological process involved in atypical myopathy. [less ▲]

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See detailLes nouveaux outils d’investigation des myopathies « typiques » et atypique.
Votion, Dominique ULg; van Galen, Gaby; Deby-Dupont, Ginette et al

(2008, October)

This paper aims at describing new investigation tools that are currently under development. Oxymetry, electron spin resonance and myeloperoxidase assays may be applied on muscle sample taken by ... [more ▼]

This paper aims at describing new investigation tools that are currently under development. Oxymetry, electron spin resonance and myeloperoxidase assays may be applied on muscle sample taken by microbiopsy as well as on culture of myocytes. In a next future, these tools should improve our knowledge of the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in clinical and subclinical equine myopathies. [less ▲]

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See detailMandibular osteodistraction for correction of deep bite class II malocclusion in a horse
Verwilghen, Denis ULg; Van Galen, Gaby ULg; Vander Heyden, Laurent ULg et al

in Veterinary Surgery : The Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2008), 37(6), 571-579

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See detailPrévalence de l’ostéochondrose chez le cheval de sport en Wallonie
Vander Heyden, Laurent ULg; Serteyn, Didier ULg; Caudron, Isabelle et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2008), 152(3), 131-137

Osteochondrosis (OC), a developmental orthopaedic disease, is consecutive to a defect in the endochondral ossification process, and can result in formation of an osteochondral fragment (osteochondrosis ... [more ▼]

Osteochondrosis (OC), a developmental orthopaedic disease, is consecutive to a defect in the endochondral ossification process, and can result in formation of an osteochondral fragment (osteochondrosis dissecans). Our objective is to establish the prevalence of osteochondrosis in Wallonia, and describe the main observed lesions. One hundred forty-two Warmblood horses, aged from 12 to 36 months, underwent a systematic X-ray examination. Sixty-three of these horses (44.4 %) presented one or more OC lesions, 46 (32.4 %) of them with an articular fragment. This prevalence is similar to those observed in Dutch Warmblood horses (44.3 %). The localisation of the lesions was as follows: 25 (17.6 %) of the experimental group showed one or more lesions in the hindlimbs fetlocks, 23 (16.2 %) in the hocks, 21 (14.8 %) in the stifles and 14 (9.9 %) in the forelimbs fetlocks. The medial ridge of the talus is the most frequently injured anatomical site in our study. This lesion was observed in 12 horses (8.4 %), a prevalence that is by far higher than those observed in Dutch Warmblood horses (2.9 %). Not any significant difference was observed between males and females. The high prevalence and the clinical and economic consequences of this disease in the horse’s industry fully justify further research in order to improve the understanding of its pathogenic process. [less ▲]

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See detailMeasurement of oxygen consumption and cardio-respiratory parameters in ridden horse
Votion, Dominique ULg; Caudron, Isabelle; Lejeune, jean-Philippe et al

in Pferdeheilkunde (2006, August), 22(5), 619-624

This study aimed at testing the feasibility of using the Cosmed K4 b2® portable telemetric gas analysis system to record metabolic parameters in ridden exercising horses. Adaptation of the Cosmed K4 b2® ... [more ▼]

This study aimed at testing the feasibility of using the Cosmed K4 b2® portable telemetric gas analysis system to record metabolic parameters in ridden exercising horses. Adaptation of the Cosmed K4 b2® to horses’ specificities included the design of an airtight face-mask (Equimask®) adapted to a hackamore bridle to allow ridding the horse. The portable system enables the recording of tidal volume (VT), respiratory rate (RR), minute expired volume (VE), pulmonary oxygen uptake (VO2), carbon dioxide delivery (VCO2), heart rate (HR) and speed. Four saddle horses equipped with the system completed 3 treadmill tests (TT1 to TT3) and 1 field test (FT) consisting of galloping phases at incremental speeds. Horses were sampled for blood lactate (LA) during the tests. The successive treadmill tests showed the influence of stress on measurements: with horses becoming accustomed to treadmill, LA and HR were reduced between TT1 and TT3. As VO2 is related to cardiovascular function, influence of stress resulted in higher VO2 in TT1 vs. TT3. The VO2 reached at maximal speed during treadmill tests was lower than the expected maximal aerobic power (VO2max) for trained saddle horses. During FT, the VO2 reached at the final gallop was lower than the VO2 recorded during any of the treadmill tests thus reflecting the increasing difficulty to reach VO2max with ridden horses in field conditions. This study demonstrated that cardiorespiratory parameters may be obtained in ridden horses during a field trial and opens new perspectives in the follow-up of sport horses in real field conditions. [less ▲]

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