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Löfqvist, Ninnie (2007) Tryckalgometri hos friska hästar. Other thesis, SLU.

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Abstract

There are no reliable, objective and simple methods today for measuring pain in horses. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and describe measuring of mechanical nociceptive threshold (MNT) values with a pressure algometer in clinically pain free riding horses at the riding school of Strömsholm. In this study there were 24 horses. Tape recording and electromyelografi (EMG) was used in an attempt to increase objectivity in the examination. MNT increased with age, however sex and colour had no influence. No differences were observed between right and left side, depending on which side the measuring started on or between the different registrations in each point. Along the back there was a difference in MNT value between different points, the variance was however equally large in all points.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: algometri, tryckalgometer, smärta, smärtbedömning, smärttröskel, häst
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. of Anatomy and Physiology
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Depositing User: Ninnie Löfqvist
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:57
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/2097

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