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Case control study to investigate risk factors for impaction colic in donkeys in the UK

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Ruth Cox, Faith A. Burden, Lee Gosden, Christopher Proudman, Andrew F. Trawford, Gina L. Pinchbeck. November 2009. Case control study to investigate risk factors for impaction colic in donkeys in the UK. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 92:3. 179-187.

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15 November 2009
Volume: 
92
Issue: 
3
Page numbers: 
179-187
DOI number: 
10.1016/j.prevetmed.2009.08.012
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Impaction colic is the single most common type of colic diagnosed in a large population of donkeys (more than 2000 animals) at The Donkey Sanctuary, UK and the fatality rate from the disease is high. Here we identify risk factors for impaction colic in this population during 2006 using an unmatched case control study. There were 71 cases of impaction colic and multivariable analysis identified a number of variables associated with the disease. Management factors that increased the risk of impaction included paper bedding, feeding of concentrates, limited access to pasture and increasing number of carers. In addition health variables that were associated with an increased risk of impaction colic were weight loss, recent vaccination and a number of dental abnormalities. This study has identified variables which may help to identify donkeys at high risk of impaction colic; those with a history of weight loss and with concurrent dental pathology. Furthermore the study has also identified a number of variables that may be targeted to reduce the incidence of impaction colic in this donkey population, such as modification of concentrate feeding practices and pasture access.

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A case control study to investigate risk factors for impaction colic in UK donkeys

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Nicole du Toit, Susan A. Kempson, Padraic M. Dixon. A case control study to investigate risk factors for impaction colic in UK donkeys. Presented at British Equine Veterinary Association Congress 2007. (12 September - 15 September 2007). Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Wednesday 12 September 2007

A case control study to investigate risk factors for impaction colic in UK donkeys

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Ruth Cox, Faith A. Burden, Lee Gosden, Christopher Proudman, Andrew F. Trawford, Gina L. Pinchbeck. A case control study to investigate risk factors for impaction colic in UK donkeys. Presented at Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Conference 2008. (26 March - 28 March 2008). Liverpool, UK. 313.

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Wednesday 26 March 2008
Abstract

Impaction colic is the single most common type of colic diagnosed in a large population of donkeys (more than 2000 animals) at The Donkey Sanctuary, UK and the fatality rate from the disease is high. This paper reports risk factors for impaction colic in this population during 2006, identified using an unmatched case-control study. There were 71 cases of impaction colic and multivariable analysis identified a number of variables associated with the disease. Management factors that increased the risk of impaction included paper bedding, feeding of concentrates, limited access to pasture and increasing number of carers. In addition, health variables that were associated with an increased risk of impaction colic were weight loss, recent vaccination and a number of dental abnormalities. The implications of these associations are described and possible practical measures that might be implemented to reduce the risk of the disease are discussed.

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Number of pages: 
313
ISBN (10-digit): 
948073845
ISBN (13-digit): 
978-0948073847

Prognostic indicators for survival of impaction colic in UK donkeys

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K. A. Bunker, Ruth Cox, Christopher Proudman, Faith A. Burden, Andrew F. Trawford, Gina L. Pinchbeck. Prognostic indicators for survival of impaction colic in UK donkeys. Presented at 9th International Equine Colic Research Symposium. (15 June - 18 June 2008). Liverpool, UK.

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Sunday 15 June 2008

Determination of the sorption and desorption isotherms of donkey hoof horn

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Lyn Hopegood, Simon N. Collins, John D. Reilly. Determination of the sorption and desorption isotherms of donkey hoof horn. Presented at Animal Science Conference 2011. (4 April - 5 April 2011). Nottingham, UK. 2:1.19.

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Monday 4 April 2011
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Volume: 
2
Issue: 
1
Number of pages: 
19

Donkey welfare internationally - current research

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Faith A. Burden. Donkey welfare internationally - current research. Presented at British Equine Veterinary Association Congress 2011. (7 September - 10 September 2011). Liverpool, UK.

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Friday 9 September 2011
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