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LARANJEIRA, Paula Vieira Evans Hossell; ALMEIDA, Fernando Queiroz de; LOPES, Marco Aurélio Ferreira  and  PEREIRA, Maria Júlia Salim. Colic syndrome in military horses: risk factors multivariable analysis. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2009, vol.39, n.6, pp.1795-1800. ISSN 0103-8478.

This research aimed to identify colic associated factors in horses of military units in Rio de Janeiro State: Regimento Escola de Cavalaria, Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras and Esquadrão Escola de Cavalaria. A case control study nestled in one coorte was conducted. A total of 770 horses had been studied, with 362 (47.0%) horses classified as cases and 408 (53.0%) as control. Multivariable analysis of logistic regression was used to identify colic predictive factors, showing that horses confined system creation (OR= 3.62; 95% CI 2.57-5.10), concentrate intake above 6kg day-1 (OR= 2.64; 95% CI 1.54-4.50) and equine age, with higher possibility of colic in horses above 16 years (OR= 2.08; 95% CI 1.18-3.67), had been risk factors significantly associated with colic, after adjustment for other variables.

Keywords : acute abdomen; epidemiology; logistic regression; risk factors.

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