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Metalloproteinases and their Inhibitors under the Course of Immunostimulation by CPG-ODN and Specific Antigen Inhalation in Equine Asthma

Table 1

Clinical score modified from Barton et al. [24].

ScoreMax. points

(1) Cough inductionNo cough after manual compression of larynx01
Coughing during manual larynx compression1
Very frequent coughing1
Spontaneous coughing1

(2) Dyspnoea at restProlonged expiration13
Increased abdominal effort in expiration1
Sinking of the intercostal area3
Nostril flare3
Heaves line3
Anal pumping3

(3) Respiratory rate8-16/min02

(4) Lung auscultationRattling22

(5) TracheobronchoscopySignificantly increased secretions with moderate viscosity12
Highly increased secretions with high viscosity2
Thickened carina of the trachea1

(6) Cytology tracheal aspirateNeutrophils <8%03
Neutrophils 8-15%1
Neutrophils 15-25%2
Neutrophils >25%3

(7) Arterial blood gasAaDo2: 0-7 mmHg02
AaDo2: 7-14 mmHg1
AaDo2: >14 mmHg2

≤6 points: mild asthma, 6-10 points: moderate asthma, 11-15 points: severe asthma.

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