Experimental assessment of bone mineral density using quantitative computed tomography in holstein dairy cows
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The aim of this study was to assess the measurement of bone mineral density (BMD) by quantitative computed tomography (QCT), comparing the relationships of BMD between QCT and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and between QCT and radiographic absorptiometry (RA) in the metacarpal bone of Holstein dairy cows (n=27). A significant positive correlation was found between QCT and DXA measurements (<i>r</i>=0.70, <i>P</i><0.01), and a significant correlation was found between QCT and RA measurements (<i>r</i>=0.50, <i>P</i><0.01). We conclude that QCT provides quantitative evaluation of BMD in dairy cows, because BMD measured by QCT showed positive correlations with BMD measured by the two conventional methods: DXA and RA.
- Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 78(7), 1209-1211, 2016
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