Article Text

PDF
Papers
Measurement of serum acute phase proteins to monitor postoperative recovery in anoestrous bitches after ovariohysterectomy
  1. G. Serin, DVM, PhD1 and
  2. P. A. Ulutas, DVM, PhD2
  1. 1Department of Obstetrics and Reproductive Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Adnan Menderes University, 09016 Isikli, Aydin, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Adnan Menderes University, 09016 Isikli, Aydin, Turkey
  1. E-mail for correspondence: guneserin{at}yahoo.com

Abstract

Six healthy bitches underwent ovariohysterectomy, performed by medial laparotomy according to routine methods. Blood samples were taken by venepuncture just before and 24, 48 and 72 hours and seven days after surgery. The serum C-reactive protein (CRP) (P<0.001), haptoglobin (P<0.001) and caeruloplasmin (P<0.05) levels were all significantly higher in the postoperative period than in the samples taken before surgery. The CRP levels increased rapidly and dramatically, while the levels of haptoglobin and caeruloplasmin rose more gradually.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.