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Table 3 Control horses

From: Degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis as a systemic disorder characterized by proteoglycan accumulation

  age, sex, breed onset of symptoms clinical family affected legs patella heart PA aorta eyes other tissues ultrasound
1 young, F, quarter NA healthy no 2 fibr. tendons, mild ND - ND - ND ND ND
2 5 mo, M, Percheron NA healthy no foci in 4 legs ND - ND - - nuchal+ ND
3 6 y, F, quarter NA Cushing no fibrosis in four, mild - - ND - - lung + ND
4 8 y, F, quarter NA healthy no foci in 4 legs - - ND - - - ND
5 8 y, M, Tennessee walking NA slight fever no fibrosis in four, mild - - ND - - nuchal+ ND
6 9 y, F, Arab NA healthy no foci in 4 legs - - ND - - nuchal+ ND
7 9 y, F, Per Paso NA healthy no four, mild + cor + ND - - nuchal, lung + ND
8 10 y, M, pony NA healthy no foci in 4 legs - cor + ND - - nuchal, lung + ND
  1. Age: age at necropsy; ND: not done; legs: SDFT, DDFT and SL; cor: coronary artery; PA: pulmonary artery; nuchal: nuchal ligament
  2. Mild, mod (moderate), severe: describes the average severity of pathology in examined leg tendons and ligaments; +: accumulation of proteoglycans in other tissues; -: no proteoglycan accumulation