Biochemical aspects of plasma and peritoneal fluid from horses with colic

Authors

  • Carlos Augusto Araújo Valadão Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Departamento de Clínica e Cirurgia Veterinária, Jaboticabal, São Paulo, SP
  • Orpheu Souza de Avila Júnior Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Departamento de Clínica e Cirurgia Veterinária, Jaboticabal, São Paulo, SP
  • Eugenio de Campos Filho Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Departamento de Clínica e Cirurgia Veterinária, Jaboticabal, São Paulo, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2318-3659.v33i1p32-35

Keywords:

Colic, Peritoneum, Inorganic phosphorus, Florses.

Abstract

Biochemical characteristics of plasma and peritoneal fluid from 6 healthy horses were compared with those from 16 horses with colic. Significant increases were detected in total protein and inorganic phosphorus
concentrations in colicky horses. This was particularly true when colic was followed by intestinal ischemia. We conclude that biochemical changes in plasma and peritoneal fluid, when evaluated together with the clinical examination findings, provide a good index of case severity.

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Published

1996-03-01

How to Cite

Valadão, C. A. A., Avila Júnior, O. S. de, & Campos Filho, E. de. (1996). Biochemical aspects of plasma and peritoneal fluid from horses with colic. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 33(1), 32-35. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2318-3659.v33i1p32-35

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Section

ANIMAL PATHOLOGY