Tibial bone density, cross-sectional geometry and strength in Finnish pet rabbits : a peripheral quantitative computed tomography study

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dc.contributor.author Mäkitaipale, Johanna
dc.contributor.author Sievänen, Harri
dc.contributor.author Laitinen-Vapaavuori, Outi
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-07T09:30:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-07T09:30:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09
dc.identifier.citation Mäkitaipale , J , Sievänen , H & Laitinen-Vapaavuori , O 2018 , ' Tibial bone density, cross-sectional geometry and strength in Finnish pet rabbits : a peripheral quantitative computed tomography study ' , Veterinary Record , vol. 183 , no. 12 , 382 . https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.104419
dc.identifier.other PURE: 117094358
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000446526200015
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85049311027
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-1231-7323/work/58033950
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/324202
dc.description.abstract Rabbit bones are brittle and prone to fissure formation. Radiographs of very young and old rabbits are often indicative of decreased bone density. The aim of this study was to investigate the tibial bone parameters in pet rabbits, and their association with age, sex, castration and dental disease. Eighty-seven (43 female/5 spayed, 44 male/19 castrated) pet rabbits (mean age 2.6 years, range 0.3-9.3 years) of various breeds were studied, of which 37 had dental disease. Right tibiae were scanned with peripheral quantitative CT at the distal (4percent) and mid-shaft sites (50percent of the tibial length). Analysed bone parameters included the total cross-sectional area, cortical bone area and density, trabecular bone density and strength-strain index. The mean diaphyseal cortical density was high (about 1400 mg/cm(3)) in comparison to many other species. Within the studied age range, age was weakly but positively associated with diaphyseal cortical density, with the juvenile rabbits clearly showing the lowest values. There was no tendency for age-related decrease in trabecular or cortical bone density at least up to six years of age. Neither were sex, castration nor dental disease associated with decreased tibial bone density. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Veterinary Record
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dc.subject DENTAL DISEASE
dc.subject ORYCTOLAGUS-CUNICULUS
dc.subject CALCIUM-METABOLISM
dc.subject MINERAL DENSITY
dc.subject SKELETAL SITES
dc.subject CORTICAL BONE
dc.subject RATS
dc.subject OSTEOPOROSIS
dc.subject FEMUR
dc.subject MODEL
dc.subject 413 Veterinary science
dc.title Tibial bone density, cross-sectional geometry and strength in Finnish pet rabbits : a peripheral quantitative computed tomography study en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Equine and Small Animal Medicine
dc.contributor.organization Departments of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
dc.contributor.organization Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
dc.contributor.organization Outi Vapaavuori / Principal Investigator
dc.contributor.organization Softis - pehmytkudossairaudet
dc.contributor.organization Petbone – ortopedia, fysioterapia, kivunlievitys
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.104419
dc.relation.issn 0042-4900
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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