Advanced Techniques in the Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Pulmonary Diseases in Horses

Valerie A. Brown, Pamela A. Wilkins

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Abstract

Techniques for novel approaches to the diagnosis and management of equine pulmonary disease continue to be developed and used in clinical practice. Diagnostic techniques involving immunoassays and nucleic acid-based tests not only decrease the time in which results become available but increase the sensitivity and specificity of test results. These assays do not substitute for careful clinical evaluation but can shorten the time to a confirmed accurate diagnosis, and thus permit early initiation of therapeutic strategies and prevention protocols. With further understanding of the molecular biology and immunology of equine pulmonary disease, diagnostic and management techniques should become further refined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)633-651
Number of pages19
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Equine

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