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Table 2 Mean results ± standard deviation (Min-Max) of clinical scoring before and after therapy in 10 RAO horses

From: Metalloproteinases and their inhibitors are influenced by inhalative glucocorticoid therapy in combination with environmental dust reduction in equine recurrent airway obstruction

Parameter Before therapy After therapy P
Coughing 0.5 ± 0.53
(0–1)
0.3 ± 0.48
(0–1)
0.157
Dyspnea at rest 1.1 ± 1.1
(0–3)
0.7 ± 0.82
(0–2)
0.046*
Percussion of the lung field 0 ± 0
(0–0)
0 ± 0
(0–0)
1
Lung auscultation 0 ± 0
(0–0)
0 ± 0
(0–0)
1
Endoscopy 1.5 ± 0.53
(1–2)
0.6 ± 0.52
(0–1)
0.007*
BALF cytology 2.4 ± 1.1
(0–3)
2 ± 1.25
(0–3)
0.157
Blood gas analysis 0.4 ± 0.7
(0–2)
0 ± 0
(0–0)
0.102
Total clinical score 6 ± 2.6
(2–10)
3.1 ± 2*↓
(0–5)
0.005*
  1. * marks significance at P < 0.05