Non-invasive monitoring of changes in exhaled markers of airway
inflammation in Thoroughbred racehorses
Michael P. Cathcart
Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD)
IAD is of major significance to the Thoroughbred racehorse, with between 11-50% of young racehorses affected with the condition. The disease is associated with inflammation of the lungs and can cause significant exercise intolerance. The development of a non-invasive modality by which IAD can be diagnosed may help to improve performance and productivity and increase welfare, amoungst other things.
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