Bone biomarkers and risk of fracture in two- and three-year-old Thoroughbreds

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • B. F. Jackson
  • P. K. Dyson
  • C. Lonnel
  • K. L P Verheyen
  • J. S. Price

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-413
Journal / PublicationEquine Veterinary Journal
Volume41
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine whether bone biomarkers (osteocalcin, PICP, ICTP and CTX-I) could be used to identify 2- and 3-year-olds at increased risk of fracture in the subsequent flat racing season. It was concluded that these bone biomarkers cannot be used to identify 2- and 3-year-olds that sustain a fracture. Whether bone biomarkers have better predictive value in older horses or when measured serially in the same animal remains to be determined.

Research Area(s)

  • Biomarker, Bone, Fracture, Horse, Thoroughbred, Training

Citation Format(s)

Bone biomarkers and risk of fracture in two- and three-year-old Thoroughbreds. / Jackson, B. F.; Dyson, P. K.; Lonnel, C.; Verheyen, K. L P; Pfeiffer, D. U.; Price, J. S.

In: Equine Veterinary Journal, Vol. 41, No. 4, 04.2009, p. 410-413.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal