Prevalence and demographic characteristics of exertional rhabdomyolysis in horses in Australia

Cole, F.L., Mellor, D.J. , Hodgson, D.R. and Reid, S.W.J. (2004) Prevalence and demographic characteristics of exertional rhabdomyolysis in horses in Australia. Veterinary Record, 155(20), pp. 625-630. (doi:10.1136/vr.155.20.625)

Cole, F.L., Mellor, D.J. , Hodgson, D.R. and Reid, S.W.J. (2004) Prevalence and demographic characteristics of exertional rhabdomyolysis in horses in Australia. Veterinary Record, 155(20), pp. 625-630. (doi:10.1136/vr.155.20.625)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.155.20.625

Abstract

The proportion of the horses, of both sexes and of different ages, breeds and levels of activity, owned by a stratified random sample of Australian owners, which had suffered one or more episodes of exertional rhabdomyolysis during the previous 12 months was determined. The proportion in the general population was 1.9 per cent, and horses which exercised were significantly more likely to have experienced the condition than horses which did not. There were significant differences between the sexes and between certain breeds and activity groups in the proportions of horses affected.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Reid, Professor Stuart and Mellor, Professor Dominic
Authors: Cole, F.L., Mellor, D.J., Hodgson, D.R., and Reid, S.W.J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Veterinary Record
Publisher:B M J Group
ISSN:0042-4900
ISSN (Online):2042-7670

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