Reference : Prevalence of radiographic findings in candidate sires (2001-2008)
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/33337
Prevalence of radiographic findings in candidate sires (2001-2008)
English
[fr] Prevalance d'anomalies radiologiques chez des candidats étalons (2001-2008)
Verwilghen, Denis mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Anesthésiologie gén. et pathologie chirurg. des grds animaux >]
Serteyn, Didier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Anesthésiologie gén. et pathologie chirurg. des grds animaux >]
Pille, Frederik mailto [ > > ]
Bolen, Géraldine mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Imagerie médicale >]
Saunders, Jimmy mailto [ > > ]
Grulke, Sigrid mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés >]
Busoni, Valeria mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Imagerie médicale >]
Dec-2009
Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift
Faculteit Diergeneeskunde, Universiteit Gent
78
419-428
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0303-9021
Gent
Belgium
[en] Horse ; Prevalance ; Radiology
[en] 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.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/33337

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