Incidence and risk factors for exertional rhabdomyolysis in thoroughbred racehorses in the United Kingdom

McGowan, Catherine M., Fordham, T. and Christley, R. M. (2002) Incidence and risk factors for exertional rhabdomyolysis in thoroughbred racehorses in the United Kingdom. Veterinary Record, 151 21: 623-626.


Author McGowan, Catherine M.
Fordham, T.
Christley, R. M.
Title Incidence and risk factors for exertional rhabdomyolysis in thoroughbred racehorses in the United Kingdom
Journal name Veterinary Record   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0042-4900
Publication date 2002-11-23
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 151
Issue 21
Start page 623
End page 626
Total pages 4
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher BMJ Group
Language eng
Subject 0707 Veterinary Sciences
Abstract Telephone surveys of 34 racing yards with 1276 horses in training were made to establish the overall incidence of exertional rhabdomyolysis in the previous year. A case-control study was used to investigate the risk factors for the syndrome in 12 years selected on the basis of the routine confirmation of diagnoses by the evaluation of the serum activities of creatine kinase and aspartate aminotransferase. The overall incidence of the syndrome was 6.7 per cent and 80 per cent of the trainers had at least one affected horse. In 74 per cent of the affected horses it frequently recurred, with an average of six lost training days per episode. Risk factors identified for the syndrome included being.
Keyword Horses
risk factors
United Kingdom
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
 
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