Journal article

Incidence of transfusion reactions to commercial equine plasma

Laura Y Hardefeldt, Nicholas Keuler, Simon F Peek

JOURNAL OF VETERINARY EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To report on the incidence of transfusion reactions to commercial equine plasma in a hospital-based population of horses, to characterize these reactions and report on outcome. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: University teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Client-owned horses referred to the University of Wisconsin. INTERVENTIONS: Intravenous administration of 2 commercial equine plasma products when clinically indicated. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Medical records of 107 horses that received plasma transfusions between 2003 and 2008 were evaluated. Transfusion reactions were recorded in 6 of 107 transfusions. All individuals were administered plasma from 1 commercial source. Foal..

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