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Document ID (ISN)104185
CIS number 05-464
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Andersen C.I., Von Essen S.G., Smith L.M., Spencer J., Jolie R., Donham K.J.
Title Respiratory symptoms and airway obstruction in swine veterinarians: A persistent problem
Bibliographic information Oct. 2004, Vol.46, No.4, p.386-392. 49 ref.
Abstract This cross-sectional study was conducted during the American Association of Swine Veterinarians annual meeting. The 122 subjects (median age 42.5 years) completed a respiratory symptom and work history questionnaire and performed spirometry. Work-related symptoms included rhinitis (69%), cough and chest tightness (53%) and wheezing (31%). Airway obstruction was seen in 24% of participants. Veterinarians with airway obstruction reported working more hours per week in hog barns than did practitioners with normal pulmonary function.
Descriptors (primary) USA; swine; respiratory diseases; agriculture; veterinary services; handling of animals; pulmonary function
Descriptors (secondary) rhinitis; symptoms; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; respiratory function tests; spirometry; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Animal hazards
Health care services
Livestock rearing
Agriculture