Reference : Relationship between echocardiographic measurements and body size in horses.
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/123358
Relationship between echocardiographic measurements and body size in horses.
English
Al Haidar, Ali [> >]
Leroux, Aurélia mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Médecine interne des équidés >]
Borde, Laura [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Médecine interne des équidés >]
Deleuze, Stefan mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Obstét. et path. de la reprod. des anim. de comp. et équidés >]
Cerri, Simona mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Médecine interne des équidés >]
Farnir, Frédéric mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de productions animales > Biostatistiques et bioinformatique appliquées aux sc. vétér. >]
Sandersen, Charlotte mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés >]
Amory, Hélène mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Médecine interne des équidés >]
2013
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science
Elsevier
33
2
107-114
Yes
International
0737-0806
New York
NY
[en] echocardiography ; diagnostic imaging ; body weight ; height ; thoracic circumference ; reference values
[en] The objectives of this work were to evaluate the optimal body size variable, and to determine mathematical model that best fits echocardiographic measurements to body size in the equine species.
150 horses of various breeds, aged 1 week to 17 years old, body weight (BW) 38 to 890 kg, and free from cardiac disease were used in this study. Based on their age (i.e. younger or older than 2 years), animals were separated into 2 groups.
In each horse, the body weight (BW), height at withers (HT), thoracic circumference (TC) and the body length (BL) were measured, the body surface area (BSA) was calculated, and a standard two-dimensional and M-mode echocardiography was performed allowing classic cardiac measurements to be taken. Correlations between each echocardiographic measurement and each of the anthropometric variables were assessed via a Pearson’s product-moment analysis and using linear, logarithmic, and power regression analysis in all animals and within the 2 groups.
The dimensional, but not the functional, echocardiographic measurements showed a close correlation with all body size variables, especially during growth. The relationship between cardiac measurements and body size was best described using power regression models with TC as the anthropometric variable, but the relationship was also very accurately described using BW, BSA, or BL.
In the equine species, dimensional echocardiographic reference values should be established using power regression equations on TC. Such a correction for body size could increase the diagnostic value of echocardiography in equine cardiology.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/123358

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