Basal plasma adrenocorticotrophic hormone concentration for diagnosing pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction in horses: Comparative analysis of two systematic reviews
Keywords:ACTH, Cushing’s disease, diagnostic accuracy, equine PPID
The use of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) as a diagnostic tool for pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) in horses is the subject of numerous scientific research, and two systematic reviews were identified, addressing precisely this topic. This is a rare and curious fact in the veterinary literature, as it allows us to analyze how two groups of independent researchers approached the same problem. This short review aims to carry out a qualitative comparative analysis of these two articles to identify the perception of two different research groups about the effectiveness of ACTH as a diagnostic tool for PPID in horses.
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