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See detailProgressive juvenile glomerulonephropathy in 16 related French Mastiff (Bordeaux) Dogs
Lavoué, Rachel ULg; van der Lugt, J.J.; Day, M.J. et al

in Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (2010), 24(2), 314-322

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See detailMagnetic resonance signal changes during time in equine limbs refrigerated at 4 degrees C.
Bolen, Géraldine ULg; Haye, Dimitri; Dondelinger, Robert ULg et al

in Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound (2010), 51(1), 19-24

When ex vivo magnetic resonance (MR) imaging studies are undertaken, specimen conservation should be taken into account when interpreting MR imaging results. The purpose of this study was to assess MR ... [more ▼]

When ex vivo magnetic resonance (MR) imaging studies are undertaken, specimen conservation should be taken into account when interpreting MR imaging results. The purpose of this study was to assess MR changes during time in the anatomic structures of the equine digit on eight cadaver limbs stored at 4 degrees C. The digits were imaged within 12 h after death and then after 1, 2, 7, and 14 days of refrigeration. After the last examination, four feet were warmed at room temperature for 24 h and reimaged. Sequences used were turbo spin echo (TSE) T1, TSE T2, short tau inversion recovery (STIR), and double-echo steady state (DESS). Images obtained were compared subjectively side by side for image quality and signal changes. Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) was measured and compared between examinations. There were no subjective changes in image quality. A mild size reduction of the synovial recesses was detected subjectively. No signal change was seen subjectively except for bone marrow that appeared slightly hyperintense in STIR and slightly hypointense in TSE T2 sequence after refrigeration compared with day 0. Using quantitative analysis, significant SNR changes in bone marrow of refrigerated limbs compared with day 0 were detected in STIR and TSE T2 sequences. Warming at room temperature for 24 h produced a reverse effect on SNR compared with refrigeration with a significant increase in SNR in TSE T2 images. After 14 days of refrigeration a statistically significant decrease of SNR was found in bone marrow in TSE T2 and DESS sequences. The SNR in the deep digital flexor tendon was not characterized by significant change in SNR. [less ▲]

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See detailTHE NORMAL ANATOMICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE FOAL FOOT DESCRIBED WITH MULTI DETECTOR COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (MDCT)
Van Thielen, B.; Murray, R.; Van Dooren, J. P. et al

Poster (2010)

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See detailRadiographic features of the dorsal condylar sagittal ridge of the third metacarpal and metatarsal bones in young Warmblood stallions.
Hauspie, S.; Martens, A.; Declercq, J. et al

in Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology (2010), 23(6), 411-416

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See detailEchographie du cheval en colique
Busoni, Valeria ULg

in AVEF Proceedings (2010)

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See detailBruit respiratoire et intolérance à l'effort: quel est votre diagnostic?
Van Erck, Emmanuelle ULg; Busoni, Valeria ULg

in Pratique Vétérinaire Equine (2010), 42(166), 57-60

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See detailNormal anatomy and anatomical pitfalls of the distal extremity of the horse with Multi Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT)
Van Thielen, B.; Murray, R.; Van Dooren, J. P. et al

in European Veterinary Conference De Voorjaarsdagen Proceedings (2010)

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See detailPrevalence of radiographic findings in candidate sires (2001-2008)
Verwilghen, Denis ULg; Serteyn, Didier ULg; Pille, Frederik et al

in Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift (2009), 78

Radiographic screening of horses prior to purchase or admission to studbooks has become an important tool for evaluating the osteo-articular status of the animals. Developmental orthopedic disorders (DOD ... [more ▼]

Radiographic screening of horses prior to purchase or admission to studbooks has become an important tool for evaluating the osteo-articular status of the animals. Developmental orthopedic disorders (DOD) are the main cause of potential lameness in youngsters. The genetic factor associated with DOD has been established, and specific selection schemes have been developed to diminish the prevalence of lesions. Increasing knowledge of prevalence in different breeds may help in developing specific breeding strategies. This article presents the results of the radiographic screening of 676 stallions presented for sire admission to the Royal Belgian Sports Horse Society (Studbook sBs). On average, two radiographic findings were noted per horse. The prevalence of DOD in this population was 38.9%. A high percentage of horses showed radiographic signs of effusion of the distal interphalangeal joint. An uncommon fragment location at the proximal tubercle of the talus was found in 7 horses. The present paper presents a review and discussion of all the radiographic findings. [less ▲]

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See detailLes tendinopathies et desmopathies de la région métacarpienne et –tarsienne: une revue des thérapies actuelles. Première partie : la structure, les lésions du tendon et le diagnostic.
Verwilghen, Denis ULg; Gabriel, Annick ULg; Busoni, Valeria ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2009), 3(153), 145-155

Lesions to the horse’s tendon are very frequent and are a non negligible reason for early retirement of sport and leisure horses. For decades man has been searching for “the” treatment but unfortunately ... [more ▼]

Lesions to the horse’s tendon are very frequent and are a non negligible reason for early retirement of sport and leisure horses. For decades man has been searching for “the” treatment but unfortunately most of the known treatments have empiric bases and very few have actually proven their real efficiency. Better knowledge of tendon anatomy and pathophysiology of tendonitis together with evolutions in diagnostic techniques like ultrasonography allows us to better evaluate the improvements made in tendonitis therapies today. The first part of this article gives a review on tendon structure, tendon healing and ultrasonographic evaluation of the tendon. In the second part an overview of therapeutic options for tendonitis will be discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailEquine thoracic imaging: the rational use of radiology and ultrasonography
Busoni, Valeria ULg

in Hippos - Canifelis 2009 Proceedings (2009, January)

The abstract of this presentation describes the advantages and the disadvatages of radiology and ultrasonography in the assessment of the thoracic diseases of the horse. A list of diseases and situations ... [more ▼]

The abstract of this presentation describes the advantages and the disadvatages of radiology and ultrasonography in the assessment of the thoracic diseases of the horse. A list of diseases and situations in which each technique is most usefull alone or in combination of the other is given to the equine practicionner. [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 detailA case of a periarticular abscess and suppurative arthritis of the atlanto-occipital joint
Van Galen, Gaby ULg; Busoni, Valeria ULg; Sandersen, Charlotte ULg et al

in Equine Veterinary Education (2009), 21(7), 340-343

This case report describes a periarticular abscess and a suppurative arthritis of the atlanto-occipital joint in an adult horse. The horse showed a painful swelling localized on the atlanto-occipital ... [more ▼]

This case report describes a periarticular abscess and a suppurative arthritis of the atlanto-occipital joint in an adult horse. The horse showed a painful swelling localized on the atlanto-occipital region and ataxia in all four limbs. During his hospitalization the horse developed recumbency, dysphagia, facial paralysis and seizures. With the use of ultrasonography of the atlanto-occipital region a tentative diagnosis was made which was later confirmed by autopsy. Culture of the abscess revealed a Staphylococcus aureus. However, the horse had a history of recurrent fever, hypertrophy and abcessation of the submandibular lymph nodes, neck pain and dyspnoea for 2 months, suggestive for strangles. [less ▲]

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See detailL'ecografia transaddominale nel cavallo adulto
Rabba, Silvia ULg; Busoni, Valeria ULg

in Ippologia (2009), 20

This article is a review about transabdominal ultrasonography in the adult horse.

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See detailBiochemical markers and radiographic scores as an evaluation for the osteoarticular status of Warmblood stallions.
Verwilghen, Denis ULg; Busoni, Valeria ULg; Salciccia, Alexandra ULg et al

(2009)

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

Establishing the osteoarticular status of the horse is often performed by means of radiological screening of the animals. Widespread blood sampling could potentially be an 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 (BM) of cartilage degradation and synovial inflammation. Materials and Methods: A specific radiological scoring (RS) system was developed and applied on 63 stallions presented for studbook admission. Additionally, groups of horses were established according to the occurrence of osteochondrosis (OC), degenerative joint disease (DJD) and distal interphalangeal joint (DIPJ) effusion. Insulin growth factor-I, myeloperoxidases, Coll2-1 and Coll2-1NO2 were used as BM. The effects of age and weight on the BM and of the BM on the RS were measured. Mean values of BM between OC positive versus negative, DJD positive versus negative and DIPJ effusion positive versus negative were compared using SAS statistical program. Results: No effect of the combined BM was found on the RS. No significant differences between the values of the BM were found within the different radiological classes (RC). However, considering only the Coll2-1NO2 marker, the probability to belong to class A was given by the equation 9.63 -0.31 Coll2-1NO2 + 0.04 (Coll2-1NO2)². Equally a tendency (p= 0.06) towards an increase in RC by 0.45 for each increasing unit of Coll2-1NO2 was present. Significant positive correlations were found between Coll2-1 values and Coll2-1 NO2 values. MPO values were found to be significantly higher in OC negative horses (357.86  64.43 ng/ml) than in OC positive horses (231.17  27.15 ng/ml). IGF-I levels were found significantly lower in the positive DIPJ effusion group (416.05  17.57 ng/ml) compared to the negative DIPJ effusion group (477.1  22.40 ng/ml). Coll2-1 values were significantly higher in the positive DIPJ effusion group (911.04  41.13 nM) compared to the negative DIPJ effusion group (769.04  37.92 nM). Mean values of Coll2-1 were significantly higher in the DJD positive group (901.24  36.75 nM) compared to the DJD negative group (790.590  39.397 nM) Discussion: The combination of the blood parameters did not seem to correlate with the used RS system. Coll2-1NO2 levels however tend to increase with poorer RC and could therefore be used as a useful predictor of the osteoarticular status of the horse. Coll2-1 levels were significantly higher in the degenerative joint disease group. A high percentage of horses with DIPJ 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 detailVascularisation of the equine menisci
De Busscher, V.; Maitre, D.; Busoni, Valeria ULg et al

Poster (2009)

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