|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|5535417||1551544||2017||3 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
- Baseline values for digital cushion thickness are reported.
- Measurements were obtained by ultrasound using a transcuneal approach.
- Ultrasound and actual digital cushion measurements were not different.
- Digital cushion thickness between the fore and hind foot were not different.
The digital cushion is important for the dissipation of impact as the foot contacts the ground. If there is inefficient energy dissipation, potential exists for changes to occur in the foot. Although ultrasonic imaging of the digital cushion has been reported, it is unknown if these measurements account for compositional changes that have been reported across age, breed, and between fore and hind feet. Therefore, the objective of this preliminary study was to establish baseline values in mature, stock type horses with adequate body condition score (BCS). To meet this objective, 24 mature, stock-type horses of similar age, height, and weight were used to establish baseline values for the digital cushion thickness in the live horse. All horses were sound at the time of data collection and had no known history of long-term lameness conditions. Digital cushion thickness of the left fore and left hind foot was determined using ultrasound through the transcuneal approach. Data were analyzed using the PROC MEANS and PROC GLM procedure of SAS with a least square means statement. Significance was set at P â¤ .05. Mean values (Â±standard error [SE]) for age, weight, height, and BCS were 10.7 Â± 0.86Â years, 476.2 Â± 7.75Â kg, 153.56 Â± 0.90Â cm, and 5.6 Â± 0.12, respectively. Mean values (Â±SE) for the digital cushion of the left fore and left hind were 0.96 Â± 0.03 and 1.02 Â± 0.04Â cm, respectively. When comparing the left fore and left hind, there was no significant difference observed. Overall, baseline values of digital cushion thickness for fore and hind feet were established, allowing for future studies to assess the different variables known to affect digital cushion composition.
Journal: Journal of Equine Veterinary Science - Volume 56, September 2017, Pages 6-8