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Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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Abstract

AGUIAR, A.C.S. et al. Correlation study on equine bone densitometry and third metacarpus diaphyseal perimeter. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2012, vol.64, n.4, pp. 1065-1069. ISSN 0102-0935.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-09352012000400037.

In this study, 14 "post mortem" equine metacarpal bones were evaluated to correlate the medial III metacarpus perimeter to dorsal bone density of the same region using Computed Tomography and Quantitative Ultrasound (QUS). According to Pearson's test, there were not correlations between these variables. Considering there are few bone densitometry studies in horses and there are many variables that can interfere with bone mineralization, new studies on equine bone density applying standard variables are recommended.

Keywords : quantitative ultrasound; equine; third metacarpal.

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