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Title: Impact of Obesity on Lung Function in Cats with Bronchoconstriction
Authors: Caro Vadillo, Alicia 
Montoya Alonso, José Alberto 
García Guasch, Laín
UNESCO Clasification: 310904 Medicina interna
Keywords: Obesity
Feline bronchial disease
Chronic pulmonary disease
Barometric whole-body plethysmography, et al
Issue Date: 2022
Project: Contrato para la realización de un estudio entre MERCK SHARP & DOHME ANIMAL HEALTH, S.L. y la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, para el estudio de campo multicéntrico sobre enfermedad respiratoria de vias bajas en gatos 
Journal: Veterinary Sciences 
Abstract: Obesity is a nutritional disorder commonly diagnosed in adult cats that has been associated with an increased risk of different chronic diseases including respiratory diseases. The main objective of this study is to define if there is a relation between lung function measured by barometric whole-body plethysmography and obesity in cats with bronchoconstriction. Fifty-three cats were included in the study. All animals presented a bronchoconstriction status diagnosed with an Enhanced Pause (Penh) value higher than the reference range. Based on a standardized 9-point body condition scale, 36 cats were normal-weight cats (with BCS < 6), and 17 cats were considered overweight or obese cats (with BCS ≥ 6). Overweight cats were mainly male cats and older, and presented lower tidal volume values, lower minute volume values, and lower peak inspiratory and expiratory flows than normal-weight cats. According to the results of the present study, overweight cats showed a more compromised lung function parameters related to restrictive pattern compared with normal-weight cats. However, overweight cats did not show a higher bronchoconstriction level compared with normal-weight cats
ISSN: 2306-7381
Source: Veterinary Science [EISSN 2306-7381], v. 9(6)
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