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Title: Pulmonary function in obese vs non-obese cats
Authors: García-Guasch, Laín
Caro Vadillo, Alicia 
Manubens-Grau, Jordi
Carretón Gomez, Elena 
Camacho, Aparecido A.
Montoya Alonso, José Alberto 
UNESCO Clasification: 310907 Patología
310906 Nutrición
Keywords: Obesity
Respiratory diseases
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: 1098-612X
Journal: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 
Abstract: Obesity is a risk factor in the development of several respiratory diseases. Lung volumes tend to be decreased, especially expiratory reserve volume, increasing expiratory flow limitation during tidal breathing. Barometric whole-body plethysmography is a non-invasive pulmonary function test that allows a dynamic study of breathing patterns. The objective of this study was to compare pulmonary function variables between obese and non-obese cats through the use of barometric whole-body plethysmography. Nine normal-weight and six obese cats were placed in the plethysmograph chamber, and different respiratory variables were measured. There was a significant decrease in tidal volume per kilogram (P = 0.003), minute volume per kilogram (P = 0.001) and peak inspiratory and expiratory flows per kilogram (P = 0.001) in obese cats compared with non-obese cats. Obesity failed to demonstrate a significant increase in bronchoconstriction index variable enhanced pause (Penh), as previously reported in humans and dogs. The results show that feline obesity impairs pulmonary function in cats, although a significant increase in bronchoconstriction indexes was not observed. Non-invasive barometric whole-body plethysmography can help characterise mechanical dysfunction of the airways in obese cats.
ISSN: 1098-612X
DOI: 10.1177/1098612X14548786
Source: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery [ISSN 1098-612X], v. 17, p. 494-499
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