Association between circulating angiotensin-converting enzyme and exercise-induced pulmonary haemorrhage in thoroughbred racehorses

De Mello Costa, M. F. and Ronchi, F. A. and Ivanow, A. and Carmona, A. K. and Casarini, D. and Slocombe, Ron (2012) Association between circulating angiotensin-converting enzyme and exercise-induced pulmonary haemorrhage in thoroughbred racehorses. Research in Veterinary Medicine , 93 (2). pp. 993-994. ISSN 0034-5288

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rvsc.2011.10.011

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Exercise-induced pulmonary haemorrhage has an impact on racehorse performance. Although endoscopic diagnosis (with or without the aid of bronchoalveolar lavage) is considered to be the standard diagnostic method for this condition, the use of biomarkers that could aid in quantifying risk and severity of the condition would represent an advance in equine sport medicine. This preliminary research investigated the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) activity in plasma of racehorses and demonstrated that ACE activity is increased in horses with higher degrees of haemorrhage and is a promising biomarker for EIPH in racehorses.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), Exercise-induced pulmonary haemorrhage (EIPH), horses
Subjects:S Agriculture > SF600 Veterinary Medicine
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Science and Primary Industries
ID Code:2257
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