Journal article

The pharmacokinetics and effects of intravenously administered carprofen and salicylate on gastrointestinal mucosa and selected biochemical measurements in healthy cats

K Parton, TV Balmer, J Boyle, T Whittem, R Machon

Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics | BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2000


The pharmacokinetics of carprofen, a propionic acid-derived nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID), and its effect on gastrointestinal mucosa, complete blood counts (CBC) and biochemical indicators of liver and renal function were investigated in healthy cats using a randomized crossover design. A single dose of 4 mg/kg of carprofen (Zenecarp(R) Injection), normal saline, or 20 mg/kg of DL-lysine acetyl salicylate (Vetalgine(R)) was given intravenously (i.v.) to each of five cats with a washout period of 2 weeks between treatments. Endoscopy of the stomach and duodenum 8 h postinjection revealed one acetyl salicylate-(aspirin)-treated cat with minor pinpoint erosions. None of the other cats ..

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