Table 1

Description of the polo horses included in the study
# Sex Age (years) Weight [~ kg] Breed CSS BCS Onset of disease (weeks) Isolation B. mallei from Necropsy findings Current where abouts
1 f 6 367 English 1 4 1 NS, CN LPC§
2 g 7 371 Thorough 2 3 1 NS, CN LFU
3* g 6.5 316 ND 3 2 2 NS, CN;VB PTC -
4 f 5 360 Thorough 1 4 1.5 CN LPC
5 m 8 347 Anglo-Arab 2 2 2 NS, CN LFU
6* f 5.5 371 Thorough 2 3 2.5 NS, CN
7* g 6 328 Arab 3 2 1 NS, CN PTC -
8* f 5 353 Thorough 1 4 2 NS PTC -
9 g 3.5 339 Arab 2 3 2 NS, CN LFU
10 m 7 370 ND 2 3 2 NS, CN LFU
11 g 5 332 Arab 3 2 2 NS, VB LPC
12 g 5 340 Arab 1 3 2 NS LFU
13 m 8.5 365 Thorough 2 3 1.5 NS LFU
14 g 7.5 340 Thorough 3 2 2 NS, VB LPC
15 m 7 359 Thorough 2 4 1 NS LFU
16# f 5 370 Thorough 1 4 1 NS LFU
17 g 7 319 Anglo-Arab 3 2 3 NS, CN LPC
18 f 5.5 373 Anglo-Arab 2 4 1 NS LPC
19 f 4.5 310 Arab 3 2 2 NS, CN LFU
20* g 5 368 Arab 1 4 5 d NS -
21 g 6 348 Anglo-Arab 2 3 1.5 NS, CN LPC
22* f 6 329 Arab 4 2 3.5 NS, CN, VB PTC -
23 g 7 370 Thorough 1 5 1 NS LFU

M male, g gelding, f female, * euthanized horses, # aborted during treatment, NS nasal discharge swab, CN cutaneous nodule aspirate, VB venous blood sample, PTC pulmonary tissue calcification, LPC Lahore Polo Club, LFU Lost during follow-up, § 2 foals since 2007.

Saqib et al.

Saqib et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:214   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-214

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