Monthly Archives: April 2019

103 Myth or Real? There may be more to aortic rupture in the Friesian horse than can be explained by the current knowledge regarding collagen and elastin.

Answer – Real A recent literature search turned up an article entitled “Friesian horses show higher arterial blood pressure compared to Warmbloods” which immediately caught my attention. A group of researchers at the University of Gent explored the idea that hypertension could be a possible risk factor for aortic rupture in Friesian horses and, because…
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