Epidemiologic observations on sarcoids in a population of donkeys (Equus-asinus)

S.W.J. Reid, G. Gettinby, J.N. Fowler, P. Ikin

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Abstract

An epidemiological study of equine sarcoid in a population of 4126 donkeys showed that the peak incidence of the disease was 15.2 cases per 100 animal-gears and occurred in animals in their fourth year of life. The crude incidence of the disease was 0.6 cases per 100 animal-years. The disease occurred most frequently in younger, male animals during their first five years in the population. The lesions were observed most commonly in the paragenital region. Pre-entry quarantine procedures did not appear to play a significant role in the spread of the disease but there was an indication that close in-contact animals were more likely to have sarcoids than animals in the general population. This suggested that a transmissible agent might have been involved in the aetiopathogenesis or that the animals had encountered some event that had predisposed them to the disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-211
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Record
Volume134
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 1994

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Keywords

  • bovine papilloma virus
  • equine leukocyte antigens
  • DNA
  • tumors
  • horses
  • risk

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Reid, S. W. J., Gettinby, G., Fowler, J. N., & Ikin, P. (1994). Epidemiologic observations on sarcoids in a population of donkeys (Equus-asinus). Veterinary Record, 134(9), 207-211.
Reid, S.W.J. ; Gettinby, G. ; Fowler, J.N. ; Ikin, P. / Epidemiologic observations on sarcoids in a population of donkeys (Equus-asinus). In: Veterinary Record. 1994 ; Vol. 134, No. 9. pp. 207-211.
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Reid, SWJ, Gettinby, G, Fowler, JN & Ikin, P 1994, 'Epidemiologic observations on sarcoids in a population of donkeys (Equus-asinus)', Veterinary Record, vol. 134, no. 9, pp. 207-211.

Epidemiologic observations on sarcoids in a population of donkeys (Equus-asinus). / Reid, S.W.J.; Gettinby, G.; Fowler, J.N.; Ikin, P.

In: Veterinary Record, Vol. 134, No. 9, 26.02.1994, p. 207-211.

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Reid SWJ, Gettinby G, Fowler JN, Ikin P. Epidemiologic observations on sarcoids in a population of donkeys (Equus-asinus). Veterinary Record. 1994 Feb 26;134(9):207-211.