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Plasma Procalcitonin Concentration in Healthy Horses and Horses Affected by Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Bonelli, F. (University of Pisa)
Meucci, V. (University of Pisa)
Divers, T.J. (Cornell University)
Jose-Cunilleras, Eduard (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Medicina i Cirurgia Animals)
Corazza, M. (University of Pisa)
Tognetti, R. (University of Pisa)
Guidi, G. (University of Pisa)
Intorre, L. (University of Pisa)
Sgorbini, M. (University of Pisa)

Date: 2015
Abstract: The diseases most frequent associated with in adult horses are those involving the gastrointestinal tract. An early diagnosis should be the goal in the management of horses with . The objective of this study was to evaluate the plasma procalcitonin () concentration in healthy and horses to assess differences between the two groups. Seventy‐eight horses (30 healthy and 48 ). Prospective in vivo multicentric study. Horses were classified as if at least 2 of the following criteria were met: abnormal leukocyte count or distribution, hyperthermia or hypothermia, tachycardia, tachypnea. Healthy horses showed no clinical or laboratory signs of . Plasma concentrations were measured with a commercial assay for equine species. Results were expressed as mean±standard deviation. T‐test for unpaired data was performed between healthy and group. group was divided in 4 subgroups and t ‐test was performed between healthy versus each subgroup. concentrations in healthy and horses were 18. 28 ± 20. 32 and 197. 0 ± 117. 0 pg/, respectively. T‐test showed statistical differences between healthy versus group and between healthy versus all subgroups. Results showed an increase in concentration in horses as previously reported in humans and dogs. could be used as a single assay in equine practice for detection of.
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: Biomarker ; Diagnostic Test ; Equine
Published in: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Vol. 29 (october 2015) , p. 1689-1691, ISSN 1939-1676

PMID: 26474412
DOI: 10.1111/jvim.13640


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