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The effect of consignment to broodmare Sales on physiological stress measured by faecal glucocorticoid metabolites in pregnant Thoroughbred mares

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, January 2014
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Title
The effect of consignment to broodmare Sales on physiological stress measured by faecal glucocorticoid metabolites in pregnant Thoroughbred mares
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1746-6148-10-25
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Authors

Martin Schulman, Annet Becker, Stefanie Ganswindt, Alan Guthrie, Tom Stout, Andre Ganswindt

Abstract

Validation of a method for the minimally-invasive measurement of physiological stress will help understanding of risk factors that may contribute to stress-associated events including recrudescence of Equid herpesvirus (EHV), which is anecdotally associated with sales consignment of pregnant Thoroughbred mares. In this study we compared two similar groups of late-gestation Thoroughbred broodmares on the same farm: a consigned Sales group (N = 8) and a non-consigned Control group (N = 6). The Sales mares were separated from their paddock companions and grouped prior to their preparation for, transport to, and return from the sales venue. Both groups were monitored by sampling at regular intervals from 5 days prior to until 14 days after the sales date (D0) to measure physiological stress in terms of changes in faecal glucocorticoid metabolite (FGM) concentrations, and for event-related viral recrudescence via daily body temperature measurements and periodic nasal swabs for PCR analysis for EHV-1 and -4 DNA.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 1 3%
Unknown 30 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 5 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 13%
Researcher 4 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 10%
Student > Master 2 6%
Other 5 16%
Unknown 8 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 19%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 4 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 13%
Psychology 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 10 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 February 2014.
All research outputs
#7,381,672
of 22,739,983 outputs
Outputs from BMC Veterinary Research
#626
of 3,037 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#91,281
of 305,211 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Veterinary Research
#14
of 60 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,739,983 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 67th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 3,037 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.8. This one has done well, scoring higher than 78% of its peers.
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