A field study was undertaken to investigate plasma protein electrophoresis (PPE) and serum amyloid A (SAA) concentrations at 1, 3 and 7 days of age in foals born by oxytocin-induced (group A, n = 17) or spontaneous (group B, n = 12) parturition. The putative diagnostic role of PPE and SAA in four septicaemic foals was also examined. At birth, beta-gamma-globulins were higher in group B, and then increased in both groups, probably due to colostrum intake. At day 3, no significant differences between the groups were detectable. In both groups, SAA values increased from day 0 to day 3, then decreased at day 7. Septicaemic foals had decreased concentrations of many electrophoretic fractions (probably reflecting decreased colostrum intake and circulating bacterial proteases) and an increased SAA concentration. It was concluded that both PPE and SAA concentrations vary with age and type of foaling and may be useful in the early diagnosis of neonatal septicaemia. (c) 2007 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Influence of age and foaling on plasma protein electrophoresis and serum amyloid A and their possible role as markers of equine neonatal septicaemia / S. Paltrinieri, A. Giordano, M. Villani, M. Manfrin, S. Panzani, M.C. Veronesi. - In: THE VETERINARY JOURNAL. - ISSN 1090-0233. - 176:3(2008 Jun), pp. 393-396.
|Titolo:||Influence of age and foaling on plasma protein electrophoresis and serum amyloid A and their possible role as markers of equine neonatal septicaemia|
PALTRINIERI, SAVERIO (Primo)
GIORDANO, ALESSIA (Secondo)
PANZANI, SARA (Penultimo)
VERONESI, MARIA CRISTINA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||equine ; SAA ; electrophoresis ; neonatal foal ; induced parturition ; age ; biomarker|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/10 - Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologia Veterinaria|
Settore VET/03 - Patologia Generale e Anatomia Patologica Veterinaria
|Data di pubblicazione:||giu-2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2007.05.018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|