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Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
Life sciences : Anatomy (cytology, histology, embryology...) & physiology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/9897
The Use of Cardboard Bedding Material as Part of an Environmental Control Regime for Heaves-affected Horses: In Vitro Assessment of Airborne Dust and Aeroallergen Concentration and In Vivo Effects on Lung Function
English
Kirschvink, Nathalie [ > > ]
Di silvestro, F. [ > > ]
Sbai, Ilham mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de sciences fonctionnelles > Physiologie >]
Vandenput, Sandrina mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > CARE "Le Réseau des bibliothèques de l'ULg" > Bibliothèque des Sciences de la vie >]
Art, Tatiana mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de sciences fonctionnelles > Phys. neuro-muscul., de l'effort - Méd. sport. des animaux >]
Roberts, C. [ > > ]
Lekeux, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de sciences fonctionnelles > Physiologie - Doyen de la Faculté de Médecine vétérinaire >]
2002
Veterinary Journal
Elsevier
163
319-325
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1090-0233
[en] Minimum-dust bedding ; airborne dust ; aeroallergens ; lung function ; heaves
[en] This study aimed to test whether shredded cardboard is an appropriate minimum-dust bedding material for heaves-affected horses. Results of standardized in vitro measurement of airborne dust and aeroallergen concentrations of cardboard bedding were significantly lower than those of common bedding materials. Six heaves-affected horses in clinical remission after pasturing were stabled for two months on cardboard bedding and fed grass silage. Pulmonary function tests (PFT: ventilatory mechanics, arterial blood gases, airway inflammation scoring, bronchoalveolar cytology) were performed before, during and after this period and after stabling the horses in poor hygienic conditions. PFT values measured during and after the stabling period on cardboard bedding were not significantly different from those recorded after the period at pasture or from those of healthy horses, but were significantly different from those recorded in poor hygienic conditions. On basis of the in vitro and in vivo results it can be concluded that cardboard bedding, used in conjunction with low-dust forage, may be appropriate in the provision of minimum-dust management of heaves-affected horses
Kirschvink N. supported by the Fund for Research in Industry and Agriculture, Belgium
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/9897
10.1053/tvjl.2001.0658

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